2011, a year to empower our girls
When we announced that community members should join hands in mentoring girls on our Train-Coach-Mentor Project , we had an amazing response from you. Currently we are Fifty seven in this group and many more are joining each day. The truth is we have more mentors than girls to be mentored. This challenged us to extend our project to girls in Ghana, Nepal and Zambia.
In all we have 55 girls and 20 boys in the three countries who are participating and benefitting from our empowerment trainings since October 2010. Out of this number only 10 girls have been paired with their mentors against 57 mentors.
Our major challenge is lack of internet access to the internet which we are working around the clock to get a computer connected to an internet for the girls in their communities to connect with their mentors on line. Again we have 20 girls who are visually impaired and many more girls live in remote areas where post office is a luxury.
A new year, a new challenge and opportunity
Kareen Udoh brings a good suggestion ‘it will be interesting and more impacting if we can be hosting this programme in countries; that is using our various NGOs in each country’. We think this is a good suggestion and wanted to challenge you to give the opportunity to girls in your community to participate this project by hosting it in your communities as well.
What a host NGOs or communities or individuals will be doing
1) Select 3-5 or more girls.
2) Meeting/training Girls.
3) Pairing girls with mentors.
What do you think Mentors? Is this something we can do? Do you have any ideas you want to share with us?
The Greight Team
Sunita Basnet, Dando Mweeta & Gifty Abenaab