Out of the world’s 130 million out-of-school youth, 70% are girls. The Girl Impact seeks to support girls aged between 11-18 to provide them a better start to womanhood by not only advancing their knowledge, but by ensuring the boys and men in their community see the value of healthy, educated and empowered local women. Our goal is to see young women and better informed young men, working together to close the huge gender equality gap that still exists in many African countries. Every adolescent girl has the right to health, education and protection from violence and abuse. By ensuring this we can, in a small way, help girls achieve their potential, creating empowered women who can support their families, communities and countries.
Providing a safe, afterschool space to provide educational and creative workshops around the six pillars.
Working with girls aged 10-16, we provide educational workshops and activities covering the 6 Pillars and the AGEP Program to cover relevant topics to girls in Livingstone. In the past two years, girls have participated in over 75 workshops and have recently had our first group graduate!
Our gender empowerment projects focus primarily on empowering girls and women through education and skills development initiatives, while engaging all members of the community, including boys.