Texas A&M University post-graduate students continue their evaluation of the impact of the Girl Power Project® on girls in impoverished communities in Uganda.
Four post-graduate students from Texas A & M University (TAMU) – two from the Bush School of Government and Public Service and two from TAMU’s Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education, and Communications, have returned home to the United States after they interned in Luwero, Uganda with JLMC over the last two months.
After announcing the study back in March, the students and two supporting TAMU faculty members committed to measuring the effects of JLMC’s Girl Power Project® on girls and their communities.
The students spent their time in Uganda evaluating whether engaging adults and boys in the Girl Power Project® contributes to improved conditions for a girl to live an empowered life. This investigation will focus on the resulting relationships that a girl has both in and outside her home — with her neighbors, school teachers, local police/authorities, adult role models, and other members in her community.
JLMC is thrilled to have partnered with such a highly regarded school for this unbiased outside evaluation of the Girl Power Project®. The ensuing evaluation, due by the end of 2018, will give Just Like My Child Foundation and other organizations insights on the impact at the community level of empowering girls and women in the developing world.
Follow JLMC on Instagram @justlikemychild and Facebook @justlikemychildfoundation for more updates on the progress of this study, which begins in June.
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 organically came to understand that focusing on vulnerable adolescent girls is a powerful approach to disrupting the cycle of poverty. Today, Just Like My Child Foundation is focused on its mission to empower vulnerable adolescent girls by enabling them to create healthy, self-sustaining families who prosper without further aid. Learn more about their quest to transform the world, one girl at a time, at www.JustLikeMyChild.org