We work directly with girls to give them the opportunity to build skills and knowledge, understand and exercise their rights and develop support networks. We believe an empowerment approach can lead to positive outcomes for girls and their families by supporting girls to become agents of change, helping them envisage what alternative roles could look like in their communities and ultimately helping them to forge their own pathway in life.
Safe space programmes
In our Safe space programmes, which offer a varied curriculum covering life skills, health and financial literacy, to provide girls with an opportunity to build their skills, learn and meet friends and mentors in an informal setting and learn about the services they can access in their community.
We believe that safe space programmes can successfully build girls’ self-confidence, agency and self-efficacy, which they need to thrive. This provides a good alternative for girls who do not have access to formal education such as married ones.
Having a safe regular meeting place allows girls to meet with peers and share experiences, which can reduce their sense of isolation and vulnerability.
Supporting young people to be agents of change
We work with young people so they can advocate for change as well as helping to form the design of programmes that directly benefit them. We engage youth groups, encourage dialogue between youth and community leaders, and build the capacity of young people so that they can become champions of change in their own communities.