THE EMPOWER A GIRL SAVE A GENERATION PROJECT. Prov22:6.
Doing it in bits but Gradually Marking and living a Change in Girls lives. Creating the opportunity for the promotion of Self Confidence and Moral Living in the Community.
It cannot be denied that girls make up a critical demography for social change as well as global development. Girls represent a huge underserved population especially in the developing world. It is estimated that those under the age of 25 make up 43 per cent of the world’s population and 60 per cent reside in the least developed countries like Cameroon. Currently, the cohort of adolescent girls is the largest in human history and this number is expected to rise in the next few decades. However, adolescent girls tend not to be included in many developments programs. Many of these adolescent girls face vulnerability, which includes lacking family and community support, limited economic opportunities, not having a voice, as well as unfavourable social attitudes. As a result, their economic and social empowerment is constrained thus leading to risky behaviours at times. Despite this, working with and for these adolescent girls should be perceived as a human right and critical for development. A recent multi-country analysis states that closing the gender gap especially during the adolescent period in areas of education, economic activity and health would have significant impact on the national economic growth and the well-being of girls.(2012 International Center for Research on Women (ICRW)).
So then reaching girls in early adolescent offer an opportunity to guide their development, self-discovery and identity in positive ways and Prepares them for a better Future.This can easily be done through the education and empowerment of these girls in Schools, Churches, Homes and many other social gatherings.Most of the girls we meet during social campaigns and advocacy face a lot of Social, Moral, emotional, Material, Financial and interaction imbalances due to lack of empowerment which result in;
a low self esteem
a lack in purpose
hindrance to self discovery
a low state of Morals
a lack of confidence
a lack of decision making ability
The uncertainties that come with young girls in their adolescent breeds social, moral,economic and material lopsidedness given that they are more exposed to societal hazards, cultures and beliefs which limits their abilities to make informed decisions and impact their own lives.
In this Effect, there can never be too many organizations that support girls development, empowerment and growth. The need for positive role models and guidance is big enough for everyone to get involved.
Girls Corner Empower a girl save a generation is a project created then with the aim of empowering and developing values, skills, knowledge, capacity building in adolescent girls from diverse backgrounds of the community who are the most sensitive and affected age group of the society.
Although much is being done so far about the involvement, training and capacity building and equality of the girl child nationally and internationally, most parents, societies and communities don’t still see the importance of the girl child development and empowerment and practically don’t put in time to see that these girls are empowered and motivated to become better girls, women, mothers, wives and citizens of the generation of tomorrow.
We know that when we empower girls,help them become bold and confident, everybody benefits.Girl child early empowerment and development is also an important tool for upholding girls rights and values, especially in Africa and in Cameroon where tradition and beliefs consistently threatens girls rights, potentials and abilities.
Therefore, this project seeks to:
– promote healthy young girls with healthy homes and communities
-Develop and Enhance Moral values in young girls.
-Encourage the effective participation of young girls in decision making and leadership at Personal, household, community and societal levels.
-Teach and train Girl Advocates/Peer educators who will in return, teach other Girls in the community.
-Motivate young girls to think beyond their immediate daily survival and to exercise greater control over both their resources and life choices.
-Teach and increase Comprehensive Sexuality Education of young girls and get them actively involved in the Sensitization of the public and their peers.
-To encourage young girls to take up the spirit of volunteerism, unity and Love in their communities.
-To motivate and encourage talents and skills in young girls
-To increase girls knowledge of economic issues participation in their communities and foster their skills training.
-To teach and encourage young girls to uphold basic home values.
-Empower girls with information, skills, services, and support
This Project is destined for young adolescent girls from diverse backgrounds of the community Ages 12-24 years old as they are the most vulnerable of all age groups in the community.
This project will last for a period of 6months and will hold every Sunday from July to December each year in the City of Yaounde Cameroon.