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Need: In need of training for at-risk teen girls in The Bahamas.

Resilience Girls Empowerment Program was designed specifically to help at-risk and disadvantaged pre-teen and teenaged girls, to build and maintain positive self-esteem.

Youth at risk who do not gain access to an appropriate and effective program run the risk of traveling further down the path of deviant behavior. Some may distance themselves so much from family, school, and the mainstream community that traditional methods will no longer be effective. More serious intervention is then required.
We were compelled intervene after reading the report, ‘The Situation of Youth in the Bahamas’, Social Specialist, Dr. Lorraine Blank with the Inter-American Development Bank [IDB], which was designed to update and integrate existing background information regarding the socio-economic situations affecting the youngest citizens of the country.
"Many children grow up without proper care and guidance from their parents," the report found As evidence of that, researcher Dr. Lorraine Blank concluded from local data and statistics that 36 percent of students complained that someone in their household had emotionally or verbally abused them; 22 percent said they were the victims of physical abuse from a resident of their home and 12 percent alleged that an occupant had sexually abused them.”

The IDB report said teenage pregnancy continues to be a matter of concern in
The Bahamas. Six percent of adolescent girls between the ages of 10 and 19
reported being pregnant at least once.
The bigger concern here is that these youth at risk can end up in one of three places; hospitalized, social services, or the courts. Youth at risk whose deviant behavior patterns go unchecked are likely to become dysfunctional citizens.
All youth at risk deserve a chance to get back on track. We have the passion needed and experience to help our nations’ girls. However, this commission cannot be accomplish alone. Therefore, it is necessary to entreat you to answer their cry for help by contributing financial support. Let us reach out to the ones in need of guidance, direction and love.

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Cali gal Michelle's picture

form of help?

What form of help are you looking for, specifically? Can this be done long-distance utilizing technology to mentor, or do you need us to be in the bahamas? I have a heart for mentoring young women, and would love to know if/how I could be of use.

Let us Hope together-
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ikinglocke's picture

long distance technology

Training can be done by using long distance technology. I want the volunteers the be trained to deal with the social ills that girls are faced with in the Bahamas.

Nurture, Cultivate and Empower

Cali gal Michelle's picture

more details?

Thank you for your reply. How can we initiate becoming a mentor to these girls? Can you provide more details about what you need?

Let us Hope together-
Michelle
aka: Cali gal

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@CaliGalMichelle
facebook.com/caligalmichelle

nasreenamina's picture

I have the same questions

I have the same questions

One's life has value so long as one attributes value to the life of others, by means of love, friendship, indignation and compassion

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ikinglocke's picture

Training

Training in dealing with at-risk girls, for example dealing with Crisis counselling, post traumatic stress, or other teen related issues.

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News From A Broad's picture

I can help

I am a trained specialist in all the areas you have outlined. I specialized in working with teen moms, incarcerated girls, and, girls that had survived sexual assault.

I would be willing to mentor several girls, provide weekly meetings with any group of girls via Skype, and train your staff in area of prevention education.

If you are interested in my services, please request a copy of my resume. I worked for one of the most internationally recognized domestic violence shelters in the US. I was assigned to prevention education and counseling with the population you are describing.

Always,
Benne'

Benné Rockett

BALAGIZI MUHEBULE EMMANUEL's picture

bonjour

benne comment cava emmanuel de la rdcongo

balagizi

Breese's picture

It's so exciting to see so

It's so exciting to see so many responding to help! Ikinglocke, if you haven't already, can you provide more details about how these incredible PulseWire members can help you? If you have, did the trainings get started? Let us know what the story is!

BALAGIZI MUHEBULE EMMANUEL's picture

bonour

je suis emmanuel de la rdcongo ,just pour vous saluer et coorspondre avec vous

balagizi

ikinglocke's picture

Training

Thank you all kindly for your response. We will start training session in May 2012.

Nurture, Cultivate and Empower

BALAGIZI MUHEBULE EMMANUEL's picture

thank you

merci pour votre vision , je vais bien pour aide le femme a la violence domestique , le developpement durable
emmanuelbalagizi@gmail.com mon adress

balagizi

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