The Boxgirls community is growing
In June the 1st group of Boxgirls in 2017 graduated from our Boxgirls 16 weeks Afterschool Programme. In total groups of 20 girls from six primary schools in Khayelitsha participated.
At the graduation event parents, teachers and members of the school community were invited. The girls were given the stage to share what they learned at Boxgirls with the school members in the audience. One group of girls did for example explain the community maps they created in order to map out safe and unsafe places as well as helping points in the community.
We directed a special thank you to the sponsor teachers of the schools for their support for our program. They were proud to see the development of their girls.
A special THANK YOU is also directed to YOU! Your donation makes our work possible!
Kick off new Boxgirls Holiday Club
As the requests for our programm are growing and the alumnae of our Afterschool Clubs are approaching us regularly asking to continue with Boxgirls we continued working on ways to serve the needs.
These winter holidays we kicked off a new holiday format of our Girls Leadership Programme. 80 alumnae of our Boxgirls Afterschool Clubs from 6 different primary schools in Khayelitsha participated during the 6 days full-day programme. Our new format aims to deepen the life skill training of the Afterschool Clubs in combination with sport exercises, focusing on self-defence.
Freetime activities for girls in Khayelitsha during holidays are limited, which is why holidays can become a time of increased risk, especially for girls.
The Boxgirls Holiday Club offers a safe space to the participating alumnae, where they can deepen their leadership and violence negotiation skills together with girls from different primary schools.
Joint action, please!
To reach Boxgirls vision of a world where women and girls can life dignified lives in safe communities, where they are valued as equals and have control over their sexuality and economic development we are not standing alone. We are continously reaching out to differnt partners to enrich our work and take joint action for shared impact.
We welcomed volunteers from Student Athletes Abroad, who came from the US to spent their time supporting the media work of Boxgirls to spread our word.
Our joint work with the Action Impact Network members continues as well. We are working on a set of pragmatic indicators and data collection tools to measure the collective impact of youth sport-for-development and peace interventions.
After the first testing of the indicators for the organisational survey and surveys directed to the programme staff we are currently testing the survey directed to the participants of our programmes.
We are looking forward to the first testing results and continued joint action for shared impact!
Additionally Boxgirls was invited to the Community of Practice workshop on strengthening the collaboration between NGOs and schools, supported by the Afterschool Game Changer Network and the Learning Trust. It was a great sharing of best-practices from afterschool Programs and school representatives.
Only together we can make a change!
THANK YOU, you are Boxgirls strong!
This year your donation already made a difference to more than 200 girls from disadvantaged communities in Cape Town. You are helping our project to grow and being able to give girls most in need the possibility to learn along with other girls in a safe space and build basic leadership and academic skills, which will support them in reaching their future goals.
Strong Girls. Safe Communities.
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Holiday Club - Girls becoming friends