Supporting girls’ education in Zambia
Zambian Girls 2030 enlists a range of strategies to increase the number of girls who attend, stay and complete their secondary education. At the same time we support these girls’ career aspirations and help them to make informed decisions about their sexual health.
We run weekly career and skills clubs in schools which help girls to take control of their lives by safely navigating the issues that most commonly lead to them dropping out.
These clubs cover issues such as Sexual and Reproductive Health (enabling young girls to make informed decisions around their sexual health), financial literacy and livelihoods (equipping them with the basic skills required to set up an enterprise), and school and career’s guidance and counseling (enabling them to identify and achieve their career aspirations).
We also support young girls in the transition from school to the world of work with our annual Career and Skills Camps. These camps educate young girls on what they can expect to find in the labour market, and provide an opportunity to meet potential role models and mentors.
The young girls speak with and listen to women from their communities who have gone on to work in different industries and job roles.
Further to this we facilitate a Career Internship Programme. For two weeks we immerse girls in different private and public organisations. As well as accruing skills and understanding these internships enable them to create connections in industries they have identified as potential career paths.