What Back To School Means for Girls
With Back to School just around the corner, GWLN 2007 graduate Jin In speaks about the meaning of school and its importance for educational, emotional and social development. "Going back to school should be exciting for anyone, but sadly two-thirds of children not in school are girls." In this video, Jin talks about her life growing up in South Korea and why she founded 4Girls Global Leadership (4GGL) to empower girls.
Empowering Girls Through Leadership Training in Nepal
Founded by GWLN 2007 graduate Lucky Chhetri, Empowering Women of Nepal has selected 80 girls aged 12-16 years old for their 2014-2015 Girls Leadership Training Program. Lucky's goal is to empower and equip at-risk youths, especially girls, with valuable life skills to manage complex issues brought on by family, their peers and traditional society. Watch a video of the girls who participated in last year's nine-month leadership program.
“Teach a Woman to Fish”: A Fascinating Look at Global Policymaking
In a review of "Teach a Woman to Fish”, GWLN 2009 graduate Marsha Wallace recommends the new book because of its overarching theme of the power women have to be change agents. Author Ritu Sharma illustrates the tremendous strength, intelligence and resilience of women and takes a look at global policy-making in four countries: Sri Lanka, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Berkino Faso.
Announcing Africa’s Most Outstanding Emerging Women Leaders
GWLN 2009 graduate Maame Yelbert-Obeng is a talented music artist and activist for social justice. As a Board member of the Moremi Initiative, Maame is in Ghana to launch the 2014 MILEAD Fellows, 28 young women leaders who will be participating in the Moremi Initiative Leadership Empowerment Development Fellowship program in 2014-15. The 28 Fellows who represent Africa’s most promising young women leaders will be preparing to shape the future of Africa and lift the continent to its rightful place on a global stage.
Life Bloom Celebrates Mandela Day at Naivasha Maximum Security Prison
To celebrate Nelson Mandela Day, GWLN 2009 graduate and Executive Director of Life Bloom Services, Catherine Wanjohi visited Naivasha Maximum Security Prison in Kenya. Through song, dance, recitals, art and manicure services, about 3,000 inmates and staff shared lessons learned from Mandela's life. Life Bloom donated a Nelson Mandela trophy and copies of motivational books to inmates pursuing education while in prison. The ceremony ended with tree planting and the dedication of a Nelson Mandela corner sculpture made by the inmates.