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Girls Leadership Program teaches girls life skills which equip them to be resilient, courageous, compassionate and empowered young women. 

Although it is difficult to ascertain the exact statistics for domestic abuse in South Africa due to unreported cases, the accepted statistic indicates 1 out 4 women is in an abusive relationship.

Girls who are exposed this abuse in their environments are at high risk of experiencing the same abuse in relationships as they enter intimate relationships.

The three key factors which influence this risk are:

  • Self-Esteem
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Role Modeling

Women who are not in abusive relationships have clear standards, confidently set personal boundaries, cultivate authentic self-esteem and have experienced healthy role modeling.

I believe that prevention is better than cure. This means intervention at the early stages of the abuse cycle is essential. Developing a healthy identity based on authentic values is key to assertive, confident, connected, compassionate young women. 

The Girls Leadership Program is structured around three core values:

  • Authenticity
  • Collaboration
  • Empowerment

Each core value includes Life Skills modules which are designed to lower the risk of perpetuation the abuse cycle, whilst enhancing self-esteem, increasing emotional and interpersonal intelligence, and subsequently cultivating heart centred leadership.

The experience of each program includes art journaling, interactive discussion, role play and eco-psychology.

 

The life skills which are transferred in these programs:

  • Intra-personal development. Cultivating self-esteem and an authentic identity.
  • Diversity as a strength. Diversity in an eco-system creates a sustainable environment for the whole to thrive.
  • Conflict resolution. This life skill is essential to navigating challenging situations in life.
  • Service to community. Cultivating compassion and empathy.
  • Self-care and body image. Healthy body image is one of the major contributing factors to self-esteem building.
  • Interpersonal development. Assertive communication and relationship building skills.

Programs:

Art Journaling for teens

This 6 week art journaling course is for teen girls ages 15-18. Through the medium of creative art journals we explore self awareness, assisting girls to understand themselves and others.

Learning Objectives and Outcomes:

At the completion of this course, each student will have her own unique and personal art journal that holds her own reflections on how she sees herself, her body, her life, her values, goals and dreams.

Some of the personal development themes covered:

  • How do I see myself? How do I think other see me?
  • Self-care and body image
  • Discovering strengths and unique expression
  • Exploring thoughts, feelings and emotions
  • Self-responsibility as a leadership value
  • Cultivating authentic expression and connection

 

Mother & daughter workshops

Girls Leadership Mother & Daughter Workshops provides a safe space for girls and their parents to spend quality time, laughing and learning together. Through honouring the mother-daughter bond, we create a safe environment for our girls to become empowered women.

Some of the topics covered:

  • Coming of age and honouring menstrual cycles
  • Self-care and body image
  • Exploring thoughts, feelings and emotions
  • Creative conflict resolution
  • Cultivating authentic expression and connection
  • Compassionate communication: active listening and response

Participants emerge from this workshop better able to navigate conflict, deal with feelings, and communicate with compassion.

 

Schools and Organizations

Host a Girls Leadership program at your school or organization. We custom design programs in alignment with your environment and needs of the girls.

Inquire about hosting a program