We believe that by resolving gender inequality, communities can forge more sustainable systems. This is because perennial societal imbalances such as gender, impedes the sustainability of human capital in the functioning of a more balanced society. Therefore, where we are able to foster equality, we can achieve long-term sustainable outcomes economically, as well as socially. This is what we refer to as our 'soft power approach', where our small project can be truly powerful.
We run a complementary programme that allows for provision for literacy support within the community for our beneficiaries. Staff are supported every week with fully structured lessons and activities that engage and support children to thrive at school. Thanks to our supporters, we are also able to elevate creative subjects that open the gateway to drama, art and music for our beneficiaries which we believe are essential to confidence and enrichment.
We recognise that older learners who were disenfranchised from education can also be left behind. Therefore we provide a separate programme to improve literacy for adults that enables pathways to more sustainable livelihoods - thus breaking the cross-generational impact of poor literacy.
At Girls in Sport, we aim to provide our beneficiaries with knowledge and skills so that they can make a difference to their communities. We recognise that by providing children with an education will further their chances of leading a healthy lifestyle, allowing them to continue their education to attain the qualifications they need. By providing children with quality education, gender equality is promoted and scenarios such as early marriage and teenage pregnancy is reduced significantly.
Our trained staff and volunteers strive to support our beneficiaries through structured lessons and engaging activities. The aim is that by providing extra support with academic studies, we are enabling children to acquire the skills and knowledge they need to continue their education after secondary school, so that they can later move into the world of work fully equipped and ready to make a difference. By providing an equal, good start in life, children can learn to achieve anything they wish.
Disaster Risk Reduction
By preparing our beneficiaries with life skills, nurturing leadership and resilience we are playing an active role in reducing future risks our beneficiaries may face. We believe that not only do our direct beneficiaries gain from reduced vulnerability - education in gender outcomes, sport and creativity, we are also serving the wider community by closing the cross-generational risks that our communities have often faced.
LEADING TO SUSTAINABLE AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT
FROM THE BOTTOM UP