Early Childhood Development
As a strategy to maintain the teen mothers in school, The organization created an EDCD program catering to 30 children ages 1-6 years .This program was successfully run with 4 qualified teachers in Daycare, Nursery1 and 2 using ministry of education approved school curriculum for early childhood education. Students are fed with regular meal and a full scholarship comprising of Uniforms and other learning materials.Read More
Scholarship Program (Formal & Informal Education )
The organization provided scholarship in formal education to 26 adolescent’s girls. The Scholarship included full payment of fees, Back pads, shoes, Textbooks, copybooks, pens, pencils, Uniforms, food and Hygienic materials. Students enrolled in the following institutions: Jahzjet Christian academy schools, Vision Academy, Gbengbar Town public school, New Destiny academy and Duazon public schoolsRead More
Health clubs in schools
We established 4 health clubs in 4 schools within two counties, Namely: Help Liberia, Jazhjet, and Kendeja and Gbengbar schools. This activity targeted adolescent’s boys and girls in schools on reproductive Health and positive life skills. The total of 46 (23 Boys & 23 girls) adolescents’ were trained who are now as ambassadors in their schools by sharing knowledge gained to others.Read More
Christmas Gift Box
During the year we collected donated items from donors, community dwellers, and philanthropist, with gift and food items to support 1000 less privilege children in Montserrado county. The project was focus of children selling in the streets on Christmas day and those who will never have the opportunity to get a gift on Christmas day.Read More
Our consultancy programs
- Save the Children program on Advancing youth for the future, reducing Teenage pregnancy in three communities. Namely: WestPoint, Slipway and Tenegar targeting adolescent boys and girls.
- Edu-care Liberia project supported by UNDP through NEC on civics and Voters education in two districts in Montserrado County. (District#3 and 17) Read More
Trainings and Awareness raising Programs
The organization also conducted her regular outreached programs in communities and schools in Lower Margibi and Montserrado counties targeting community dwellers and youth groups. This information dissemination programs focused on Teenage pregnancy, Gender base violence, Life skills, and Reproductive health, and Hygiene and Civics educations.Read More
Who are We
The Girls for Change organization was established in 2013 as a community based organization gearing towards the social, physical, mental, and psychological development of young women in Liberia. Currently we are located in 3 counties, Montserrado, Margibi and Bong. Based on assessment and demand from our pilot communities in May 2015, as a self-supported project, we registered as a non-governmental not for profit organization. Our programs target teenage mothers, youth with disabilities, less fortunate and under privilege children from low income households that require assistance in the most basic of livelihood needs.
What We Do
The Girls for Change organization is a nonprofit self-supported civil society organization based within the Thinker’s village community and operates within Montserrado, Bong and Lower Margibi Counties with focus on supporting teenage mothers, less fortunate girls and under privilege and marginalize youth through the provision of scholarships in formal and informal education. Over the past years, the program has supported over 300 girls in formal and vocational education thereby making them productive citizens some of which are currently giving back to the entity. GFC is a women’s rights organization committed to transforming society and supporting women/girls affected by all forms of violence. GFC expertise provides a holistic trauma sensitive and empowering approach to survivors of sexualised and other forms of violence and to service providers and stakeholders.
Why our work is important
Out of the total population in Liberia, approximately half are under the age of 18 years. The limited opportunities for education, training and employment render this age group particularly vulnerable. While the minimum legal age for marriage in Liberia is 21 for males and 18 for females, in practice the custom of early marriage is commonplace. In Liberia 38% of girls are married by the age of 17 and 11% by the age of 15 years . Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) also affects 66% of women in the country. At 38% the rates of adolescent pregnancy in Liberia are among the highest in the world. With high female school dropout rates exacerbated by poverty, young girls are often peer influenced to engage in several high-risk sexual practices including
How you can help ? See Below
The Girls for Change is currently running a day care center providing Early Childhood Care.
Girls for Change are always on the lookout for support to help us improve what we do. We believe that no contribution is too small. We celebrate every contribution we receive and channel it towards enhancing the livelihood of our girls.