Project Leader: Verlie Rebecca Lamb, 28
Using a girl-centered leadership curriculum, Verlie, will lead the CDF’s project to increase girls’ secondary school retention in 12 schools in 5 communities in the Cayo District. Workshops will also be held with parents to increase community support for girls to stay in school. In addition, CDF will advocate for the adoption of protection policies for girls in school.
Project Leader: Thandiwe Diego, 17
Thandiwe will coordinate the POWA’s project to provide leadership training and information about sexual and reproductive health and rights to 25 adolescent girls. These girls will then participate in the design and implementation of an advocacy and communication campaign with the objective of strengthening access to and affordability of schools for girls in the Stann Creek District.
Amira and Claudia will lead Toledo Maya Women’s Council’s project to conduct a girl-oriented census and mapping in four Mayan communities in the Toledo District. Young mentors will be trained to lead weekly sessions for 100 girls and adolescents from these communities with the aim of strengthening their knowledge and skills in sexual and reproductive health, leadership, financial education, and social entrepreneurship.