Help Vulnerable Women Become Leading Change Agents

May 13, 2009

Think about the Young Girls Project is building latrines to protect 635 girls from rape in school.

Project “Think About the Young Girls” (TAYG) recently completed their baseline study to measure the extent of violence facing girls and the need for more protection and reproductive health education for students. They have since followed up with an educational workshop for 94 teachers, 233 young people and six local restaurants in order to begin tackling this enormous issue in their community.

TAYG will soon be setting up anti-violence clubs in schools and performing plays about the issue to reach the general public. As a result of their proactive community education process, the team has already raised the matching funding needed from their own community to construct the latrines. (This matching fundraising challenge was structured to encourage local fundraising for longer-term sustainability and support their desire for local involvement in the latrine building project.) TAYG will begin construction of the latrines at the end of this month, breaking ground on Umuganda – a monthly day of community service in Rwanda.


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Gretchen Wallace

President and Founder
Hanover, New Hampshire United States

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