Young Women's Academy for Conscious Change: Uganda

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Young Women's Academy for Conscious Change: Uganda
Young Women's Academy for Conscious Change: Uganda
Young Women's Academy for Conscious Change: Uganda
Young Women's Academy for Conscious Change: Uganda
Young Women's Academy for Conscious Change: Uganda
Young Women's Academy for Conscious Change: Uganda
Young Women's Academy for Conscious Change: Uganda
Young Women's Academy for Conscious Change: Uganda
Young Women's Academy for Conscious Change: Uganda

Project Report | Mar 7, 2019
Global Grassroots Welcomes the 2019 Cohorts

By Susan Patrice | Development and Communications Director

In January, Global Grassroots welcomed an amazing new team of 14 social change agents from Uganda. 

Our Young Women's Academy for Conscious Change (YWA) provides young women with the opportunity to become a change leader during the break between high school graduation and university enrollment. Through inner work, compassionate attunement to community needs, and leveraging personal assets, participants deepen their sense of self as future leaders by initiating social enterprises within their communities. By catalyzing young women leaders, Global Grassroots creates an underlying culture of collaboration, equitable involvement, and female empowerment – paving the way for future generations of women to be seen as change agents and innovators in their communities.

Through our intensive experiential leadership curriculum, participants acquire important educational, professional, and life skills that enable them to design their own social justice organization, heal from trauma, develop social-emotional intelligence, and step into their capacity as self-aware leaders. We provide seed funding for their ventures, high-engagement support, and a partial university scholarship upon graduating from our program. YWA trainees tend to focus on critical issues facing girls and their future, including teen pregnancy; sex education, reproductive health, and family planning; domestic violence; child marriage; girls’ education; child nutrition; prostitution; domestic violence; depression; street children, cancer, and more. 

Our new cohort has already attended the first level training and each of them has returned home to address the social issue most important to her. We can’t wait for them to return in late March to report on their progress. It is through your generous support that we can continue to offer them the ongoing support that they need to become empowered change makers.

We can’t wait to tell you all the amazing things they have done.  

Thank you so much for helping us support vulnerable young women! We couldn’t do it without you!

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Global Grassroots

Location: Portsmouth, NH - USA
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Twitter: @consciouschange
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Susan Patrice
Project Leader:
Susan Patrice
Portsmouth , New Hampshire United States

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