“The Global Girl Project is an initiative dedicated to mobilizing socially-minded and community-driven young women from developing countries to become leaders. Our exchange and blended learning programs are designed to enrich skills-sets, generate support, and provide knowledge for these young leaders to implement their initiatives within their communities. As our Blended Learning Leadership Initiative grows our web platform will connect a network of girls from all over the world who will be able to support each other’s work and inspire each other to truly change our world.” – Global Girl Project.
Global Girl Project partnered with Bestspring Foundation to implement the blended learning curriculum in Nigeria. The first Cohort ended with the Waste Management and Sanitation Project. Owing to the success of the first cohort, Global Girl continued its partnership with Bestspring Foundation.
The second cohort of the Blended Learning Leadership Initiative kick-started with about ten girls from Ijegun Community, a community known for the high rate of social vices, teenage pregnancy and rape.
The vision of the project is to see these girls become leaders and change agents who will lead change in their community.
The girls were trained on various topics that will equip them as young leaders. The cohort is blended with online lectures with other girls around the world and a blended of local training given by the officer in charge at Bestspring Foundation. Some of the topics they received training on are:
- Girls as Leaders
- Girls have a voice,
- Girls and their Community,
- Girls/Women that made an impact and changed their community.
- How to use your voice
- Impact of Listening, Speaking and Writing
- The Use of Social Media to make an impact.
As a tradition, the girls must practice and implement every knowledge gained during the training. On 19th November 2020, the Ijegun girls organised a Book Drive Project in their Secondary School, Ijeododo Senior Grammar School where they donated books and chairs