• Girls Matter

    Girls Matter provides support, guidance, and training to teenage girls in Hanover Park, who have dropped out of school.

  • Life skills & training

    Practical skills and capacity building to assist in goal setting, further education and accessing employment opportunities

  • Exploring Cape Town

    Teaching and supporting girls and young women to make healthy lifestyle choices and in the use of healthy coping mechanisms.

  • Impact

    63 Total number of girls and young women benefitting from the program

Activate Potential

Girls Matter provides support, guidance, and training to teenage girls in Hanover Park, who have dropped out of school. We also provide a peer group, affirmation, healthy food, and fun relaxation strategies. Our aim is to enable these vulnerable girls to regain their balance enough to return to school, start training, or find employment, keeping them out of gangs, where they are usually exploited and abused.

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Peer group

Peer group

A safe space for young women and their children to be acknowledged and heard.

Teen support

Teen support

Teaching and supporting girls and young women to make healthy lifestyle choices and in the use of healthy coping mechanisms.

Life skills & training

Life skills & training

Practical skills and capacity building to assist in goal setting, further education and accessing employment opportunities.

Community engagement

Community engagement

Fostering a sense of community ownership, building self-esteem through engagement in community upliftment projects.

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Our impact

15

Young women and their children currently in the programme

63

Total number of girls and young women benefitting from the programme

560

Community members reached through Girls Matter community engagement initiatives

What We Do

A safe space for young women and their children to be acknowledged and heard.
Teaching and supporting girls and young women to make healthy lifestyle choices and in the use of healthy coping mechanisms.

Our Impact

560 Community members reached through the Girls Matter community engagement programme.
63 Total number of girls and young women benefitting from the programme

Get Involved

Help us give dignity to the young women of Hanover Park! Together, we can show them that their lives do matter. Join our movement as a community role model, mentor, coach, donor, fundraiser, or champion!

Success Stories

Ecobrick Exchange

Girls Matter do not give “handouts”. We do understand that adolescent girls have many needs. It is empowering for girls to be able to meet these needs. The “reward centre” in the developing adolescent brain is very sensitive to reward….

Girls Matter

Girls Matter provides support, guidance, and training to teenage girls in Hanover Park, who have dropped out of school.

Life skills & training

Practical skills and capacity building to assist in goal setting, further education and accessing employment opportunities

Ecobrick Exchange

Girls Matter do not give “handouts”. We do understand that adolescent girls have many needs. It is empowering for girls to be able to meet these needs. The “reward centre” in the developing adolescent brain is very sensitive to reward….

Learn More

Life skills & training

Practical skills and capacity building to assist in goal setting, further education and accessing employment opportunities

Learn More