One Girl at a Time Program
Why is this program important?
In today’s society, women and girls need to better understand their importance to the world and their place in it as equals and as leaders, and have the confidence to achieve their goals.
Investing in teen girls has immense potential for positive change not just for them but for families, communities and the world.
Confidence is the Key.
When girls are empowered, it benefits all of us.
Teaching girls they are beautiful, valued and can do anything makes them bolder and braver. Once they know it they are propelled forward. An informed confident girl is unstoppable.
75% of girls with low self esteem reported engaging in negative activities like cutting, bullying, smoking, drinking, and disorder eating.
7 in 10 girls believes she is not good enough or doesn't measure up in some way, including their looks, performance in school and relationships with friends and family member.
1 in every 4 girls contemplates suicide before she is out of high school. Suicide is the second highest cause of death among teens.
There is a proven direct link to low self esteem with girls who have unprotected sex and sex before they are ready. Teen pregnancy continues to be a major problem for girls and directly impact the progression of her goals.
Education leads to Empowerment
Girls who receive an education marry later, have fewer children, and are more likely to get healthcare for themselves and their children. Every year of schooling increases a girl’s future earnings by 10-20%. An informed girl who is educated makes better choices and is more confident.
Creating awareness on issues that directly influence women and girls makes for better decision making. It redirects the path of negativity and bad choices to one where she better understands her value as a woman and what she is capable of. Tackling issues like Gender in the Media, Stereotyping, Bullying, Health and Nutrition and Relationships and other Life Skills topics allows her to better understand herself and the world around her and make impact of her own.