Commitment to Action

Girl Power Project®: Empowering 10,000 Vulnerable Girls

Commitment by

Just Like My Child Foundation

In 2015, Just Like My Child Foundation committed to implement The Girl Power Project “System in a Box” in Uganda. The System gives girls the tools to avoid forced child marriage, early pregnancy, risky and life-threatening situations and builds their sense of self-worth so they stay in school. The commitment encompasses a three-year pilot program designed to support 10,000 vulnerable adolescent girls. In phase one, girls participate in an “Intro to Girl Power” workshop addressing personal empowerment and violence against women. In phase two, “Developing Mentors,” the girls participate in a more advanced workshop focused on sexual and reproductive health. Next, mentors are selected and trained through Camp Girl Power. In the final phase, “Mentoring in Practice,” mentors lead Girl Power Project Club meetings throughout the year, and will mentor and support an estimated 9,000 younger girls in their school communities, reaching 50-80% of girls in the communities JLMC serves.

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Commitment

Girl Power Project®: Empowering 10,000 Vulnerable Girls

Launched

2015

Est. Duration

3 years

Estimated Total Value

$400,000

Region

Africa

Countries

UGANDA

Commitment by

Just Like My Child Foundation

Partner(s) of the Commitment Maker(s)

Elaine P. Wynn & Family Foundation, Population Council, Bishop Asili Hospital, Save For Health