Let's Help 100 Girls Lead!

by MindLeaps
Play Video
Let's Help 100 Girls Lead!
Let's Help 100 Girls Lead!
Let's Help 100 Girls Lead!
Let's Help 100 Girls Lead!
Let's Help 100 Girls Lead!
Let's Help 100 Girls Lead!
Let's Help 100 Girls Lead!
Let's Help 100 Girls Lead!
Let's Help 100 Girls Lead!
Let's Help 100 Girls Lead!
Let's Help 100 Girls Lead!
Let's Help 100 Girls Lead!
Let's Help 100 Girls Lead!
Let's Help 100 Girls Lead!
Let's Help 100 Girls Lead!
Sep 10, 2020

MindLeaps Student Led Businesses in the Academy

MindLeaps student Sifa presents via Zoom
MindLeaps student Sifa presents via Zoom

During the pandemic, MindLeaps has launched a Virtual Academy to continue the education and skill development of our trainers and students. To accommodate low bandwidth locations, minimal electricity and poor living conditions, the classes are delivered through WhatsApp classes and by low-resolution videos on smartphones. Through this format, the Academy enables international experts to deliver culturally modified curricula in five core subjects: Business Entrepreneurship, Project Management & Budgeting, Child Development, Communications, and Inclusion.

40 students from MindLeaps Rwanda are part of the initial group enrolled in the Virtual Academy. This includes several girls from our Girls LEAD program.

The second module was on Project Management and Budgeting, where students learn the steps involved in planning, executing and evaluating a project. For the final project for the course, students plan a business using the tools they learned and then present them to their fellow students on Zoom.

Sifa is one of MindLeaps students from the Girls LEAD program. Sifa previously went through the MindLeaps dance program and is now sponsored to attend school at White Dove Global Prep. Sifa was enjoying school, but then COVID-19 broke out, and her education was interrupted. MindLeaps Virtual Academy helps maintain the structure, learning, and forward momentum in Sifa’s and our other students’ lives during this difficult time.

On the final day of the Project Management course, Sifa presented her business idea to her classmates via Zoom. Her idea was a company called “Sisters Keep Up”, to empower high school age girls. She spoke about the project, implementation process, budget, and evaluation procedures. She explained the company will teach leadership skills, public speaking, and reproductive health to help girls determine their own futures.  You can watch the full presentation online here: https://youtu.be/9ruRm2Bfx5g?t=269

MindLeaps students present their business ideas
MindLeaps students present their business ideas
Share on Twitter Share on Facebook

About Project Reports

Project Reports on GlobalGiving are posted directly to globalgiving.org by Project Leaders as they are completed, generally every 3-4 months. To protect the integrity of these documents, GlobalGiving does not alter them; therefore you may find some language or formatting issues.

If you donate to this project or have donated to this project, you will get an e-mail when this project posts a report. You can also subscribe for reports via e-mail without donating.

Get Reports via Email

We'll only email you new reports and updates about this project.

Organization Information


Location: New York - USA
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @MindLeaps
Project Leader:
Rebecca Davis
New York, New York United States
$24,360 raised of $37,500 goal
229 donations
$13,140 to go
Donate Now
Donating through GlobalGiving is safe, secure, and easy with many payment options to choose from. View other ways to donate

MindLeaps has earned this recognition on GlobalGiving:
Add Project to Favorites

Help raise money!

Support this important cause by creating a personalized fundraising page.

Start a Fundraiser

Learn more about GlobalGiving

Teenage Science Students
Vetting +
Due Diligence


Woman Holding a Gift Card
Gift Cards

Young Girl with a Bicycle

Sign up for the GlobalGiving Newsletter

WARNING: Javascript is currently disabled or is not available in your browser. GlobalGiving makes extensive use of Javascript and will not function properly with Javascript disabled. Please enable Javascript and refresh this page.