Think Young Women has launched the third edition of our Girls Mentorship Programme, targeting a total of 60 girls from Latrikunda Upper Basic School, St. Theresa’s Upper Basic School and Glory Baptist Upper Basic School.
Every week, for the next three months, our mentors will work with these girls in clusters, guiding them through discussions and practical training on personal development, public speaking, sexual and reproductive health and rights, as well as information sessions on gender-based violence, with a focus on FGM and Child Marriage. The girls will make use of this safe space we have created to discuss often difficult topics and find solutions to the challenges they face. They will build strong relationships and start a 60 girl-strong sisterhood and network, with the assistance of their mentors and the wider TYW team.
The first day was filled with excitement! We were blown away by the expectations listed by the girls and challenged to meet these expectations, while ensuring that we nurture the safe space to deal with the fears they also shared with us. A wonderful team, and it’s only Week One.
Follow us on Twitter and Facebook for weekly updates from our sessions! The programme is made possible through the support of UNFPA The Gambia, to whom we owe much gratitude, on behalf of these girls!