Unleash the Leader in a Girl

by The Mariposa DR Foundation
Vetted
Jul 9, 2013

Mariposa girls are getting summer jobs!

Learning about retail businesses
Learning about retail businesses

Dear Friends,

Summer is here and we are excited to update you on the success of our job skills training program for Mariposas ages 15 and up! We have been working hard to expose the girls to many career and job opportunities in the local community so that they can plan for their future. Throughout the recent school year, the 25 oldest Mariposas participated in mobile job fairs, career days and field trips throughout the community to learn about employment possibilities. 

To date we have placed 10 girls in part time jobs at kite schools, coffee shops, hotels, schools, and at The Mariposa DR Foundation! In addition to specific vocational training, our girls have developed skills in areas such as work ethic, self-confidence and professionalism.

Unleash the Leader in a Girl contains community, educational and professional components to address the challenges young girls face, and improve their social and economic conditions. For boys, adolescence means independence, for girls it often means isolation as they  have more household responsibilities than boys, making it harder for them to find gainful employment outside of the home. Providing girls with the tools they need to become economically empowered women is absolutely critical.

We thank you for your continued support of this project and look forward to updating you with more success stories soon!

With gratitude,

The Mariposas

Hearing about the tourism industry
Hearing about the tourism industry
Opportunities at the local bank!
Opportunities at the local bank!

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The Mariposa DR Foundation

Location: Ithaca, NY - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.mariposadrfoundation.org/​
Project Leader:
Jessica Lawson
Cabarete, Dominican Republic

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