GLOW girls leadership and empowerment project

$1,655 $6,195
Raised Remaining


Girls Leading Our World is a leadership program for young Armenian girls, ages 12-16 which includes residential summer school for 50 girls and a number of following up activities throughout the year.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

The role of women in Armenia especially in rural areas remains traditional. Future female leaders are currently held back by a lack of information and opportunities concerning career options, life options, and leadership development. The extracurricular programs for adolescents, especially with a leadership and civic participation focus, are very few or non-existent in the towns and villages of Armenia. The disparity in gender roles make it more difficult to achieve a truly democratic society.

How will this project solve this problem?

GLOW offers girls life-changing self-development opportunities, explore issues they are concerned about, learn new skills and tools to enhance their self-development, discover their full potential, become active contributors of our evoloving society.

Potential Long Term Impact

This will be the 4th year of GLOW in Armenia. The feedback received and results achieved in the lives of individual girls is incredible! The program gives a chance to girls to grow and change through the program keeping the status-quo for rural girls

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $1,655

Funding Information

This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.

Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $1,655 .  The original project funding goal was $7,850.


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Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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Project Leader

Lilit Simonyan

Founder and Director of Development and Programs
Stepanavan, Lori Armenia

Where is this project located?

Map of GLOW girls leadership and empowerment project