Underpinned by our theory of change, our projects are designed to foster a sense of community identity and connection. We offer practical life skills and mindfulness practice to boost their self-esteem and to help them navigate the complex socio-economic environments they live in.
We don’t provide handouts. Girls Matter provides the support they need for these young women to take control of their own lives.
Girls Matter provides support in four main areas.
Weekly facilitated peer-group discussions
Facebook support group
Coping with violence
Reproductive health & hygiene
Healthy eating & nutrition advice
Teen mom & pregnancy support
Life skills & training
First aid course
Volunteering at community projects:
– Feeding schemes
– Distribution of food parcels
– Ecobrick exchange initiative
Do you have experience and skills you’d like to share with the young women of Girls Matter? We’re keen to broaden the horizons of the young women of Hanover Park. Join us as a mentor, coach or role model.