Engaging youth

Girls Unite

Lusaka, Zambia |

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Girls Unite (GU) is a non-governmental organization run by the youth for the youth, which empowers girls to create social change in Zambia. We invite young girls to design, lead, fund and implement social change projects within the country. We also tackle issues that young girls and women face in their day to day lives by providing motivational talks and one on one interaction.

GU empowers girls for personal and social transformation. This organisation helps girls to have the voice, ability and problem-solving capacity to speak up, be decision makers, create visionary change and realize their full potential. We want to ultimately help these young girls and women gain confidence, build self-esteem and develop leadership skills.

We seek to address the very heart of issues confronting girls – increasing confidence in their own voice and convictions, developing life-skills as well as improving the ability to identify paths and resources within their communities that can contribute to positive change and break the chains that hold them back.

By connecting them with adult women trained to serve as volunteer peer leaders, girls develop trusted relationships with powerful role models for civic engagement while women become strong advocates for girls.

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