Young Girls Project

Project initiated October 2019 targeting disadvantaged girls aged 11-19 years. Focus group assessed girls’ needs and created programs to tackle needs. Currently, the age group has expanded to include girls aged 8-23 years for greater impact and benefits.
Aims of the Project
Our aim is to reach out to disadvantaged and vulnerable girls who are not accessing youth centers. The project aims to help them access a safe place where they can learn new skills, hang out with friends and make new ones.

The project also aims to emphasize the importance of self-empowerment and boosting young girls’ self-esteem and confidence.

Current and Future projects

  • Workshops on healthy eating and nutrition​
  • Cyber-bulling sessions, internet safety​
  • Yoga, dance​
  • Healthy Relationships, Sexual Health​
  • Up-cycling Christmas cards​
  • Sexual harassment, under aged sexual relationships and consent

Because of covid-19 many of these girls had mental ill health and we have designed a program which will deliver services focusing on improving their health, physical and emotional wellbeing:​

  • Inter-generational project​
  • Life cycle​
  • Befriending​
  • Science Workshops
  • Gangs​

Challenges in our communities
Bringing together girls from different backgrounds such as, culture, religion and beliefs can be extremely challenging.
Predominantly:
*Do not want their girls to be exposed to other cultures nor mixed with boys outside the home.
*Conflict between Traditional and British culture
*Girls torn between peer pressure in school and traditional values at home

Feedback

“Cyberbullying workshop made me understand how easy it is to offend someone without seeing that person in the face” (C,12 years old)

I love meditation with Ilaria, it makes me so relaxed” (Jasmine, 10 years old)

“Yoga made me travel around the world and feel more concentrated” Rayhanna (6 years old)


Upcoming Event:

Girls Group Friendship Talk

Connect and make new friends!

When: Friday, November 20th, 2020

Between 5-6pm

To book your place and for more information:

please call 0781 348 5607 or email info@wanduk.org and then a Zoom invite link will be sent to you.