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
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:
Challenges in our communities
Bringing together girls from different backgrounds such as, culture, religion and beliefs can be extremely challenging.
*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
“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)
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WAND UK Celebrating the International Day of the Girl Child
International Day of the Girl Child is an annual and internationally recognized observance on October 11 that empowers girls and amplifies their voices.
This special day encourages us to recognise girls’ rights and the unique challenges faced by girls around the world. It focuses attention on the need to address the many barriers’ girls overcome, while simultaneously promoting female empowerment.
Nations must commit to assisting young girls in developing into empowered women with access to adequate healthcare, skill-based learning opportunities, and equitable opportunity in a world free of gender-based violence and discrimination. Girls are leaders. Girls are change-makers. Girls are driving good and growth around the world.
On this day each year WAND UK commits to raise awareness for the situations of the child girls and all the unique challenges and disadvantages they face. It is our right and duty to continue to raise our voices to empower young girls, inspire them, educate them, teach them to be brave and continue to provide them with equal opportunities.
Let us make this day more meaningful for our girls let them express themselves!!!!!