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Thanks to your amazing support of this campaign, more Empowerment Facilitators reach marginalized girls living in underserved communities all across Morocco - empowering them to bypass barriers to brighter futures.
As we take stock of the amazing progress made by Soar girls this Empowerment year, we would love to congratulate all the Soar grads who completed the program - all made possible by the great dedication of the Empowerment Facilitators. Madiha is among this team, serving as Empowerment Facilitator in Azrou. Madiha is passionate about working with teen girls, and when she first discovered Project Soar she was inspired by the passion we put into helping girls stand up for themselves and pursue their dreams. She decided to join as a facilitator in 2019 with the ultimate goal of contributing to the empowerment of rural teen girls by breaking down structural barriers to girls' rights in Moroccan society! Alongside working for Project Soar, Madiha also works for her other great passion as a translator in a local non-profit organization in her hometown. She is 30 years old, holds a degree in Management and has previously worked with other NGOs such as Peace Corps and Crafting love and hope. From Madiha’s ventures in helping nonprofit organizations, she brings an amazing dedication and diverse skills to her role, which makes her an incredible role model to Soar girls!
Madiha realizes the many challenges that can come with working with teen girls from marginalized groups, for example facing pushback or apprehension from parents who do not want their teen daughters to attend activities like Project Soar workshops. Madiha shared with us that one of the teen girls in her squad suddenly stopped showing up to the workshops even though she was one of the most passionate and involved in the group. Madiha realized the girl’s parents didn't want her to attend anymore, so she made the effort to reach out to them and explained how important those workshops are for their daughters to learn life-changing skills, grow stronger and reach their full potential. As the parents trusted her judgment, they allowed their daughter to start attending the workshops again regularly! This is a testament to the trust and steadfast dedication to teen girls shown by our Empowerment Facilitators.
"My goal is to empower girls in my hometown to understand their value and make them believe in themselves so that they can reach their full potential" - Madiha, Project Soar Empowerment facilitator
Rockstar Facilitators like Madiha are part of the essential fabric that allows Project Soar to succeed in more and more at-risk teen girls! Thank you Madiha! And thanks to all of you for helping us day after day by contributing to this campaign. Stay tuned for more stories from these inspirational strong women!
The Project Soar team