Mar 10, 2020

Empowering Teen Girls - International Women's Day

As we celebrate International Women’s Day, we wanted to send our gratitude to you, our supporters! We wish you could be with us to see the girls celebrating this special day with their Moms at the HQ.  There is a lot of cheering, games, and singing going on!!! 

 

One of the main aspects of Project Soar’s empowerment curriculum is teaching girls about their bodies and guiding the girls as their menstruations begin. Project Soar hands out shame-free and eco-friendly period kits to help keep girls feel comfortable and confident in their bodies.  As many Project Soar girls live on less than $1/day, having access to these supplies is essential. After all, periods are nothing to be ashamed about, and they shouldn’t prevent girls from leading full lives! Having access to period products helps keep girls in school, and reduces the risk of child marriage and teen pregnancy.

 

In other good news, our period poverty campaign is currently in the running for GlobalGiving’s Girl Fund -- a six-day campaign that will unlock thousands of corporate dollars for its top contenders.  Winners are judged by the number of unique donors during these 6 days. Right now we are in 11th place! As you celebrate International Women’s Day today, we would be so grateful if you shared our period poverty campaign with your family and friends.  It only takes $12 to sponsor a girl! With your support, we would love to help many more girls! 

 

Stay tuned for more news from Project Soar. And never doubt that you are making a difference! 

 

With gratitude,

Maryam and the Project Soar Team

Mar 10, 2020

Preventing Period Poverty

As we celebrate International Women’s Day, we wanted to send our gratitude to you, our supporters! Your donation allows Project Soar to tackle period poverty and distribute shame-free, eco-friendly period supplies to girls throughout Morocco and Uganda.These products are essential in helping teen girls feel comfortable and confident in their bodies.  Afterall, periods are nothing to be ashamed about, and they shouldn’t prevent girls from leading full lives! Having access to period products helps keep girls in school, and reduces the risk of child marriage and teen pregnancy.

 

In other good news, our period poverty campaign is currently in the running for GlobalGiving’s Girl Fund -- a six day campaign that will unlock thousands of corporate dollars for its top contenders.  Winners are judged by the number of unique donors during these 6 days. Right now we are in 11th place! As you celebrate International Women’s Day today, we would be so grateful if you shared our period poverty campaign with your family and friends.  It only takes $12 to sponsor a girl! With your support, we would love to help many more girls! 

 

Stay tuned for more news from Project Soar. And never doubt that you are making a difference! 

 

With gratitude,

Maryam and the Project Soar Team

Mar 2, 2020

Empowering Teen Girls in Morocco

Project Soar is so thankful to You, our supporters!  Each week, teen girls from 24 marginalized communities attend our headquarters for empowerment workshops, Girl Leaders Club meetings, and safe space.  Your support helps to make this space more comfortable for the girls to continue developing their confidence and leadership and to become great chagemakers in Morocco.

This week, the girls completed the Body module and each now understands changes in her body, manages her menstruation efficiently, and values her own health and wellness. A Project Soar Girl knows her body!  Next, they are moving on the the Rights module where each girl will embrace her right to an education and understand her right to be free from violence, sexual harassment, and early or forced marriage. It is imperative that girls know their rights in order to be able to properly advocate for themselves and those around them!

Along with empowerment workshops, Project Soar offers girls a safe, inviting place to hold their Girl Leaders Club meetings and activities, as well as for recreation and learning. Whether it be accessing the library, playing board games, using the tablets, or completing their schoolwork in a quiet place – girls are fully equipped with all the necessary materials to ensure their greatest success.

We are currently planning for the purchase of fans to help regulate the temperature in the classrooms. Spring arrived early and the afternoons are heating up, so these will help make the girls more comfortable while in their activities.

Stay tuned for more news from Project Soar and the activities led by the Girl Leaders Club in honor of International Women’s Day!

 
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