Liberia Adolescent Empowerment Initiative

by Youth Dream for Constructive Achievement (YDCA) Inc.
Liberia Adolescent Empowerment Initiative
Liberia Adolescent Empowerment Initiative
Liberia Adolescent Empowerment Initiative
Liberia Adolescent Empowerment Initiative
Liberia Adolescent Empowerment Initiative
Liberia Adolescent Empowerment Initiative
Liberia Adolescent Empowerment Initiative
Liberia Adolescent Empowerment Initiative
Liberia Adolescent Empowerment Initiative
Liberia Adolescent Empowerment Initiative
Liberia Adolescent Empowerment Initiative
Liberia Adolescent Empowerment Initiative

Project Report | Mar 28, 2024
"Girls Power" A Mentorship Program for Girls

By Jeffrey Paye | Executive Director

Introduction:

In 2022, fueled by the generous support of our donors, we embarked on a vital mission: to combat teenage pregnancy and child marriage within our community. Our comprehensive campaign not only raised awareness but also educated community leaders, parents, and community members on the detrimental effects these issues have on the future of young girls.

 

As a result of our collective efforts, the community voiced a clear need for ongoing intervention, a program to educate their children on the issue of teenage pregnancy and child marriage within our community. Thus, our organization responded by creating a mentorship program designed to empower girls to make positive life choices and steer clear of the risks associated with early parenthood and marriage.

 

Together, we are nurturing a generation of responsible citizens and safeguarding the well-being of our youth." In response to the pressing need to address teenage pregnancy and child marriage in our community, we launched a comprehensive mentorship program for girls aged 10-18. This report outlines the steps taken in establishing the program, its objectives, structure, and initial outcomes.

 

Program Objectives:

The primary objective of the mentorship program is to empower girls to make independent decisions and to steer clear of teenage pregnancy and child marriage. Through structured sessions, we aim to instill confidence, resilience, and knowledge in the participants, equipping them with the tools necessary for a brighter future.

 

Program Establishment Steps:

 

Recruitment of Participants:

Thirty girls aged 10-18, already enrolled in school, were recruited to participate in the program. This ensured a focus on education as a key component of empowerment. Parental Engagement: Meetings were held with the parents to explain the program objectives, impact, benefits, duration, and their role in supporting their children's participation. Parental involvement was crucial for the success of the program.

 

Participant Orientation:

Similarly, meetings were conducted with the girls to familiarize them with the program, its objectives, and their roles. This ensured their active participation and commitment.

 

Curriculum Development:

A comprehensive curriculum was designed, covering topics on girls' empowerment, life skills, reproductive health education, and decision-making. The curriculum aimed to engage and educate the participants on relevant issues.

 

Mentorship Sessions:

The girls meet twice a week, accompanied by two trained mentors, to go through the curriculum. These sessions provide a supportive environment for learning, discussion, and personal growth.

 

Feeding Component:

To support the girls' participation and well-being, meals are provided during each session. This not only refreshes them but also encourages consistent attendance and focus on the program's objectives.

 

Program Implementation and Future Plans:

The pilot program is currently in progress and is set to run for one month. Initial feedback and engagement from participants and parents have been positive. Following the pilot phase, the program will recruit new participants for an additional six months, allowing for sustained support and mentorship.

 

The mentorship program for girls represents a significant step towards addressing the challenges of teenage pregnancy and child marriage in our community. By investing in the empowerment and education of girls, we are laying the foundation for a brighter and more equitable future. With continued support from donors, stakeholders, and the community, we are confident in the program's long-term impact on the lives of these girls and their communities.

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Organization Information

Youth Dream for Constructive Achievement (YDCA) Inc.

Location: Monrovia, Montserrado County - Liberia
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Project Leader:
Jeffrey Paye
Monrovia , Montserrado County Liberia
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