Girls Must Thrive (GMT)

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Wed 21.12.2016 11:49 pm

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Challenge:

Advancing Girls’ Secondary Education towards SDG 4 and 5

Challenge description:

Girls remain volunerable in accessing education due to Early Marriage,Long distance,Financial constraints and cultural values. In Eastern and Northern province there are high numbers of girls who drop out of school yearly this is caused many factors that deteriorate girls interest and cultural norms play a huge role into forcing girls to child marriages. Secondary school is not free in zambia pausing it as a problem.

Idea description:

Educating a girl child for a brighter future as she gets to Learn,Lead, Decide and Thrive.

Full idea description:

Girls Must Thrive Project will educate in schools using school clubs called "Power Girl Clubs"these clubs will be empowerment,entreprenuership and Life Skills within these clubs there will be a girl monitoring initiative Called "Girls Watch Group which will monitor and whistle blow at girls who drop out of School.The group will have a savings group in they will have to identity a business to do. The will help trace girls who drop out of shool and will help to retrieve them. In communities, Girls Must Thrive will set up community Class Hubs called Girl Class where girls who can not go to School because of long distance can learn from through Volunteer teachers. Girls who fell pregnant,went into an early marriage/Financial Constraint and those girls where orphaned will also have a class where they will learn as Girls Must Thrive will strive not leave any girl behind and will rescue girls in early marriages. Vocational Skills Training where girls learn a skill and have a trade.Apprentiship will be done in the last stage upon complition of there Secondary School.

Feasibility of the idea:

In a rural area like Eastern Province where a lot girls drop out we can start by carrying out a survey. Then we can set up a power girl group in a school and see how it will work.

Category of focus:

Retention
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Estimated impact

2000 girls in 3years

Location:

Urban and Rural Areas e.g Lusaka and Eastern province

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Key stakeholders:

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