What We Do

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.

Peer group

Weekly facilitated peer-group discussions

Facebook support group 

Peer-to-peer chat

Field trips

Teen support


Coping with violence

Reproductive health & hygiene

Healthy eating & nutrition advice

Teen mom & pregnancy support

Parenting guidance

Life skills & training

Relaxation techniques

Mindfulness practice

Movement, eg.yoga

Parenting program

First aid course

Swimming lessons

Entrepreneurial smarts


Community Engagement

Volunteering at community projects:

– Feeding schemes

– Distribution of food parcels

Community upliftment:

– 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.