Empower Under-Resourced Girls in Costa Rica

by Soy Nina
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Empower Under-Resourced Girls in Costa Rica
Empower Under-Resourced Girls in Costa Rica
Empower Under-Resourced Girls in Costa Rica
Empower Under-Resourced Girls in Costa Rica
Empower Under-Resourced Girls in Costa Rica
Empower Under-Resourced Girls in Costa Rica
Empower Under-Resourced Girls in Costa Rica
Empower Under-Resourced Girls in Costa Rica
Empower Under-Resourced Girls in Costa Rica
Empower Under-Resourced Girls in Costa Rica
Empower Under-Resourced Girls in Costa Rica
Empower Under-Resourced Girls in Costa Rica
Empower Under-Resourced Girls in Costa Rica
Empower Under-Resourced Girls in Costa Rica
Empower Under-Resourced Girls in Costa Rica
Empower Under-Resourced Girls in Costa Rica
Empower Under-Resourced Girls in Costa Rica

Summary

Soy Nina (I am a Girl) works to empower girls to prevent all types of gender-based violence. We believe that early intervention and prevention is the strongest resource to fight the gender inequality. Our goal is to guide girls into becoming confident and brave. Girls who are self-aware, make informed decisions, and believe in the power of their dreams.

$8,000
total goal
$5,792
remaining
11
donors
2
monthly donors
1
year

Challenge

Girls and women have been disproportionately affected by COVID-19. During the past two years the gender-based violence that girls in Costa Rica suffer has been aggravated, especially in the communities we serve. The girls that are part of Soy Nina live in vulnerable neighborhoods where there is a prevalence of drug trafficking, and low levels of education, among other problems. Typically, girls do not get to the opportunity to make informed decisions regarding their own life.

Solution

Our main strategy to prevent gender-based violence includes life-skills development, the promotion of human rights and creating changes in social and cultural norms. Our main program is called Club Nina (Girls' Club). It is a continuous weekly after-school program currently for girls ages 6-15 in three different communities in the county of Desamparados, south of San Jose. The girls are divided in different age groups. Since April 2022, the club is being held virtually and in-person.

Long-Term Impact

Since February 2018 Club Nina has positively impacted more than 200 girls. Our long-term goal is to be able to replicate our program in other communities in Costa Rica, especially in rural areas where the gender-based violence experienced by girls is higher. According to institutions like the World Bank, investing in a girl translates into a more prosperous and healthy world.

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Organization Information

Soy Nina

Location: San Jose - Costa Rica
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @SoyNinaCR
Project Leader:
Ana Laura Araya
San Jose , San Jose Costa Rica

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