We saw the Covid-19 pandemic exacerbate existing inequalities in the job market, academic opportunities, gendered discrimination in digital access, increased educational inequity, and an aggressive increase in violence faced by young girls in last-mile communities.
The objectives of the fellowship are thus far-ranging to increase the quality of life for girls through a focused training module.
Through a modularized curriculum, the program is implemented with the following aspects as the north star:
- Providing platforms that support skills-building for girls (e.g. digital, foundational, job-specific, STEAM, 21st Century) to enhance their employability quotient.
- Enabling spaces where young girls can learn, dream and have access to higher education.
- Supporting girls facing intergenerational poverty, trauma, and violence to build their own pathways to self-sufficiency.
- Enabling pathways for young girls to become socially aware and become role models for thousands of adolescent girls in their communities. Each Girl Champion fellow mentors 30-40 adolescent girls from their community throughout their fellowship journey.
- Providing a platform to amplify young girls' voices, leadership, and agency by focusing on their personal leadership journey through social action projects.
Implemented in 64+ urban slum communities in Delhi, we plan to launch GCF PAN-India as a virtual program.
Impact in numbers:
- 100+ sessions on employability enhancement.
- This year, 28 fellows are first-generation women in their families to enroll in higher education & 2 fellows have been re-introduced to mainstream education.
- Throughout the program, fellows interact with external resource people giving them exposure to diverse career opportunities.
- Each fellow interacts and mentors 30-40 adolescent girls throughout their fellowship journey from last mile communities to build self-sustainability.
- 15+ social action projects led by fellows in their communities addressing hyperlocal issues.
- Reached 5000+community members to create awareness on Covid-19 vaccinations.
If you are an organization/individual working with marginalized communities in any part of the world, the program can be implemented easily using our modularized curriculum which includes: Digital & Financial Literacy, Spoken English, Self Awareness & Career Guidance, Civic Participation, and Life Skill & Leadership Development.
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