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Turn around the lives of 30 vulnerable young girls

by Charnwood 20:20


The girls we work with in our Love4Life project feel trapped in a cycle of personal social and educational failure, becoming completely disengaged with education, family and opportunity. Through our after school clubs, they find the strength and confidence to take increased responsibility for their lifestyle choices and futures - including improved education and life skills. We have a waiting list of 30 girls and need to start a new club.
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Living in four of the most deprived estates in Leicestershire (where 55% of children are 'in poverty'), girls are particular victims as many have no contact with their biological fathers, many play 'parent' to younger siblings due to their mothers' incapacity, & all suffer chronic pressures towards sex, image & gang 'loyalty'. With little encouragement or help, we see their self-esteem minimised and aspirations dissolved, unwittingly following the cycles of hopelessness that have preceded them.


We will provide group activities such as arts, cookery, sport & games to help these girls unearth new talents and strengthen existing ones. Our qualified youth workers will guide them to practice communication skills & emotion-handling techniques, helping them to manage positive, healthy relationships in their own lives. As a result girls will learn to take responsibility for their lifestyle choices, & move away from risky behaviour & become resilient to outside pressures such as grooming

Long-Term Impact

We will support 30 girls to lift themselves out of the trap of poverty and hopelessness, reducing their involvement in crime, improving both their physical and emotional health. The reduction in risky behaviours & early pregnancies, added to their improved education attainment and job prospects will impact positively on their families and the communities they live in. Once they become parents they will be better equipped to be strong p;positive role models for the next generation.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).


Love4Life Girls' project

Organization Information

Charnwood 20:20

Location: Loughborough - United Kingdom
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Joanna Burrows
Loughborough, United Kingdom
March 2017 Accelerator
Donations: $207 raised ($5,000 needed)
Donors: 12 (40 needed)
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