In response to the challenges that adolescent girls face living in poverty, JLMC developed a replicable curriculum and system of delivery to empower girls with the tools they need to stay in school and avoid child marriage, disease, early pregnancy, and violence. Girls aged 12-15 are receiving 60+ hours of workshops, camp, and club sessions taught by local mentors over the course of two years in central Uganda.
Willow decided to forgo gifts for her 13th birthday and instead raised over $10,000 for the Girl Power Project. The money she raised sponsored a Camp Girl Power, a two-day sleepover camp where 100 adolescent girls received advance training to become mentors for their peers. In 2016, Willow traveled to Uganda with JLMC to attend the Camp she sponsored and meet the girls benefitting from her support.
As of 2017, the Girl Power Project has reached over 3,500 girls at 47 primary schools in central Uganda. At the halfway point of the two-year program, results show that Girl Power Project participants are gaining more knowledge, life skills, and assets that strengthen their ability to successfully navigate adolescence.
compared to 40% of girls at the beginning of the program and 50% of girls not trained in the program
compared to 74% of girls at the beginning of the program and 76% of girls not trained in the program
compared to 61% of girls at the beginning of the program and 76% of girls not trained in the program
Without Girl Power, I wouldn't have known that my body belongs to me.
— Naluzze Joyce, age 14
I learned that every child has a right to live a violence-free life.
— Nakalema Joyce, age 13
Now I have a responsibility to advise other girls, as they have advised me.
— Nabagasera Jackline, age 14
With support from our partners, the Girl Power Project is providing girls with the tools they need to successfully navigate adolescence. Some of our partners include:
Got Girl Power? Pass It On!
Help us pass the Girl Power Project on to more vulnerable adolescent girls living in poverty.
With a small investment, you can transform a girl's life and future:
Send a Girl to Camp
giving her the opportunity to become a Peer Mentor, equipped to teach others about the rights a girl has to her own mind, body, and future.
Reach One Girl
through the Girl Power Project, empowering her with the tools she needs to stay in school and avoid forced child marriage, early pregnancy, and disease.
Reach 10 Girls
through the Girl Power Project, empowering them with the tools to stay in school and avoid forced child marriage, early pregnancy, and disease.
Sponsor a Community
For $10,000 or more you can bring the Girl Power Project to an entire community, reaching up to hundreds of girls and their community members.