Girls are often left on the sidelines and do not have a say in issues that affect their lives. This is a leadership project to encourage girls, to take up challenges, become community leaders and plan their future. Funds from this project will go towards training 440 girls in 22 Girl Power Clubs on business ideas, develop a business plan, compete for and receive seed funding to run a business in their schools.
Women and girls, particularly in Africa lack opportunity to express their needs adequately. Even in Kenya, where the government offers equal opportunity for both girls and boys to attend school, girls will often not complete their education for various reasons, and are not trained beyond the classroom for independent creative thinking, so that they can get more control over their own lives, and become leaders in their communities
Girl Power Clubs are a simple but unique way for select girls in schools become community leaders in their own right. Through sports, girls identify issues of ongoing concern to the community, formulate responses as well as build business ideas. Principle amongst these the need for girls to learn business
Girl Power Clubs are led by girls in schools and hope to develop a well-rounded, confident and skilled young African girl who can lead positive change in her community.
"We have learnt that we are not small; we are important to the society; that we should try to help in any sort of way." - Lynah Mwenda, Vice-chairlady at Malezi School Girl Power Club
Total Funding Received to Date: $235
Remaining Goal to be Funded: $21,765
Total Funding Goal: $22,000
This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).