Global Grassroots Academy for Conscious Change offers a curriculum for young women (high school graduates), who seek to solve societal issues faced by their communities such as school drop-outs or domestic violence. In partnership with Cornerstone Development, the Academy offers social entrepreneurship skills, leadership training, personal transformation exercises and mindfulness practices. This unique blend of tools helps the girls realize their leadership potential through their own ideas.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
Women and girls, especially in developing countries and post-conflict societies, experience the greatest impact of violence and yet are often those left to rebuild their communities after war. Women, as caretakers of families and communities, have the greatest insight into priority issues and the solutions that best solve those challenges. They also traditionally have the least access to the education, training, resources and opportunity to advance their own ideas.
How will this project solve this problem?
One of the most effective levers of change is a young woman who has the capability, rights, power, courage, and resources to initiate solutions to the social issues she, her family, and her community face. It often takes only one successful experience in making a difference through one's own solution to transform a girl's belief in her own capacity to improve her life and that of others. The Academy will empower young women as change leaders through leadership and social entrepreneurship skills
Potential Long Term Impact
As young women advance their education, they improve their earning potential, their health and their sense of self-worth thereby enabling them to break the bonds of poverty. Further, they have the capacity to drive sustainable social change through their unique insights and ideas about what women and girls need. We will invite 12-17 students into our program to start social change projects in their communities. Once trained we expect they will reach 1000 others through their social change work
Total Funding Received to Date: $175
Remaining Goal to be Funded: $69,825
Total Funding Goal: $70,000