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Community Programmes

 

This is the basis behind the work we do.  We provide mentorship for all girls within our programme in addition to educational upliftment.  All workshops and sessions are tailored around challenging the girls to visualise differently in order to be more equipped to make informed decisions on a daily basis, meanwhile developing a sense of unity among the growing network of support.

Mentorship

We create a safe environment where girls of every background in our programme feels apart of a family.  The mentorship element of our programme is through: a. One-On-One Peered Support; and, b. Group Support.  Our peered model is where a member is assigned to a specific mentee and builds that relationship from the ground up with them and their families; thus creating a big sister profile.  The group sessions are normally conducted in the form of 'sister circles' and/or open dialogues.

 

NOTE: Members ONLY become mentors after a series of training sessions attended and thorough assessments conducted.  Non-members are not assigned mentees through the Community; however, are welcomed to join our group mentorship sessions as a volunteer once those opportunties arise.

Upcoming Activities

6th July 2019 - 1st September 2019

GENERATION Y: SUMMER 2019

As part of our Generation Y Flagship Programme, we will be executing periodic full day sessions with our girls. Location: I Am A Girl Office

5th September 2019 - 15th October 2019

I AM A GIRL ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS

In commemoration of the International Day of the Girl Child, and in salute of our official 5th anniversary celebrations, a variety of events will occur.

Various Dates and Times

GENERATION Y: PROGRAMMING 2019-2020

STAY TUNED FOR MORE DETAILS TO FOLLOW.

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Workshops

In essence non-traditional is our style.  We use drama, the arts and alternative methods of creativity to invoke change within the girls.  We aim to provide different experiences they typically would not be exposed to and/or be afforded the opportunity to.  We desire to expose them to environments that impact their vision and future dreams.

 

Each session undertaken by the Community aims to address the following five (5) main themes:

1. Education;

2. Motivation;

3. Community Empowerment;

4. Sustainable Growth; and,

5. Social Development.

 

Advocacy Training:

In an effort to continually raise awareness of the issues and encourage girls to influence progressive change by making meaningful contributions to society, themselves, through hands-on volunteering and peer mentorship we conduct training sessions, usually through the use of drama/improv to bring to life some the challenges faced on a daily basis by girls and/or hardly addressed within society.  We touch on the following:

  • Low Self Esteem;

  • Body Image Issues;

  • Mental Health Issues - Depression, Suicidal Thoughts;

  • Relationship Abuse - Teen Dating & Violence;

  • Sexualized Video Exposure;

  • Sex Trafficking;

  • Transactional Sex;

  • Rape Culture;

  • Street Harassment; and,

  • Workplace Gender Based Biases.

 

In this Community girls can share and not be judged but at the same time be encouraged to rise above any challenges faced.  We don't scold; We mold! We support! We find solutions! We cater for needs!

 

 

WE ARE GIRLS...WE ARE ENOUGH!!!