Girls Leading Our World Association

Girls Leading Our World Association aims to unleash the full potential in the youngsters and develop them as future leaders, who are able to take informed decisions and are active citizens in their societies. The goals of the Association are as follows: promoting the concepts of United Europe among the citizens; popularizing the Bulgarian, European and world culture and civilization; supporting the development of the civil society as regards its initiatives and programme aims; engaging in partnerships with international, regional, national and local partners for the purpose of the common European identity and values; enrichment and popularization of youth traditions, celebrations and initiat...

Girls Leading Our World Association
24, Bulgaria Blvd.
Veliko Turnovo, Veliko Turnovo 5000
Bulgaria
+359 62 605060
http://www.bgglow.com

Board of Directors

Mariela G Georgieva, Steliana V Traykova, Galina R Shishkova, Stoyanka B Marinova, Margarita M Kaleynska, Nikolay V Andreev, Alexander A Alexandrov

Project Leaders

Margarita Kaleynska

Mission

Girls Leading Our World Association aims to unleash the full potential in the youngsters and develop them as future leaders, who are able to take informed decisions and are active citizens in their societies. The goals of the Association are as follows: promoting the concepts of United Europe among the citizens; popularizing the Bulgarian, European and world culture and civilization; supporting the development of the civil society as regards its initiatives and programme aims; engaging in partnerships with international, regional, national and local partners for the purpose of the common European identity and values; enrichment and popularization of youth traditions, celebrations and initiatives, the succession and the free youth initiative; support of the socially disadvantaged, the people with handicaps and people needing care; support of the social integration and personal realization of young people; participation in the process of fight against drug abuse and violence; stimulation of the free exchange of ideas and information, scientific knowledge, intellectual values and rights on the intellectual property; providing protection and assistance to children and young people with socially important illnesses and from other risk groups; establishment of non-material values, ethical norms, tolerance and cultural traditions of the Bulgarian society, by incorporating them in the modern life; popularization of the culture and historical heritage of all ethnical communities that live in the borders of Bulgaria; incorporating in Bulgaria the usage of European and international standards for human rights and equality of genders, their protection and raising the social awareness on the issues; uniting resources and creation of multi disciplinary partnerships for solving local problem in the field of education, science, culture, ecology, human rights, social sphere, health care, as well as supporting the people with low financial resources, people with handicaps or needing care; and for supporting the social integration and personal development.

Programs

- GLOW Leadership Academy is a unique seven-day experience which, every year, brings together 70 young ladies aged between 14 and 18. It promotes the belief that every young woman has her own potential, waiting to be unleashed. Through a variety of interactive sessions and simulations the girls work on improving their self-esteem and leadership skills. GLOW plays the role of a catalyst in their lives by challenging their comfort zones and mental models, searching for the best in people who have never seen the best in themselves. Realizing the importance of this life-changing experience, the girls come back next year to become youth trainers. With their enthusiasm, passion and devotion they help the newcomers fulfill their potential. Leadership Academy GLOW is a rewarding and exciting transformational journey which teaches its travelers to dream, believe and act. All the people working for the organization of the Academy are Alumni of the Academy and are all volunteers. The Academy is officially recognized for a legacy project of the Peace Corps in Bulgaria. In 2012 GLOW Leadership Academy was awarded "I barer of enloghtment prize" for innovative practices conducted by young people. The director of the Academy was selected by the US Department of State to take part in program "Education and Activism for Young Women", hosting only seventeen women from around the world who are active in programs addressing the needs of young women. - Youth Resource website For me (www.za-men.eu) - The site's aim is to collect and publish the main topics that each teenager must be informed on in order to grow a healthy, intelligent and active citizen. Information on the site is sourced from a number of partner websites that specialize in various domains and developed by proven professionals. Articles are selected from volunteers from the GLOW Association network. The site is updated daily. It has over 2000 followers all ever the country. - National campaign "I respect myself!" - The campaign started in 2011 aims is to unite the efforts of our volunteers and a number of NGOs and to make young people in Bulgaria aware of the problems of our new modern society. The campaign was nominated for "Human of the year-2012" awarded by Bulgarian Helsinki Committee for outstanding contribution for the protection and promotion of human rights. In 2013, the campaign was nominated for "Voluntary initiative of the year - 2013".

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