Girl Power Project Training has been such a wonderful experience which not only equipped me better to lead and facilitate a powerful curriculum but also helped me imbibe the resilient history of Just Like My Child Foundation!
Of course, all of the training has had to happen virtually via Zoom. Just as the team was gearing up to start my training and discuss the launch details of the project, India got hit with the second wave of the coronavirus. However, amidst the ensuing health-related anxiety and panic, I found massive support from my new JLMC family. Even though we were working remotely, we were all together in building more conviction in our mission to empower vulnerable girls whose hardships have been aggravated by the ongoing pandemic.
The training so far has been quite enriching with such an amazing global team. Besides an in-depth deep-dive into the curriculum under the impeccable direction of Tessa Davis, who is the global program director, I was also astounded to discover the similarities between the status of girls in Uganda and those in India through engaging conversations about grassroots community work and inspiring learning experiences of Audrey Kanyesigye, our country director, Uganda. This practical and collective wisdom of the team will surely come in handy in my new role and added to my understanding of the challenges commonly encountered while working for girls to change the status-quo.
About Just Like My Child Foundation: About Just Like My Child Foundation: Since its founding in 2006, Just Like My Child Foundation has developed deep partnerships with rural communities in Africa to deliver sustainable programs that address health care, education, microenterprise, social justice, and women/girls’ empowerment. Through that work, JLMC came to understand that empowering vulnerable adolescent girls to amplify their voices and achieve their fullest potential is the most powerful weapon in disrupting the cycle of poverty. Today, Just Like My Child Foundation is focused on expanding its evidence-based, replicable model of girls empowerment, Girl Power Project® Global, beginning in the US with the Lakota Sioux Nation in South Dakota, and in Rishikesh, India. Learn more about our quest to transform the world, one girl at a time, at www.JustLikeMyChild.org