The third module of Girl Power Ukraine took place on December 5 in Kyiv
Apparently, everyone who is already familiar with the activities of our foundation knows how carefully we treat our programs. They are designed to change for the better the lives of children deprived of parental care, especially since each project has a unique mission and no less interesting history. We not only provide assistance in the form of clothing and necessary equipment to orphanages in Ukraine, but also create and develop educational projects for orphans. One of them is the educational school for girls "GIRL POWER". This year, it is being implemented in 6 cities of Ukraine. The third stream of the project has already started, and we are incredibly happy to see the success of the girls.
🌟 Why is the project implemented for girls?
In today's world, the most vulnerable groups in society are children, adolescent girls and girls deprived of parental care. According to statistics, about 25% of street youth are girls, who are often victims of violence, human trafficking, unplanned pregnancies, HIV and STIs. Abortions, child abandonment, casual relationships, inability to maintain personal boundaries and motivation are some of the most common phenomena that accompany girls from vulnerable groups. At the age of 16, when orphans leave orphanages without certain social and psychological skills, they accordingly begin to face these problems. According to experts, about 60-70% of them are involved in prostitution or organized crime, and 20% - prisoners.
❣️ In order to expand knowledge about the manifestations and skills of knowledge of violence and discrimination, the ability to maintain their own psychological and physical boundaries, increase self-esteem and motivation among orphans, we created an educational project "GIRL POWER". In order for girls to be able to counteract all the negative factors and understand how to prevent them, they had a certain baggage of necessary knowledge and skills, they were socially adapted to possible problems.
On December 5, speakers spoke in Kyiv as part of the third module, raising some of the most important topics in the framework of girls' adaptation.
🔸 Victoria Fatyuk, a first-category obstetrician-gynecologist, spoke to the girls about reproductive health and sex education.
🔸 Viktoriya Dobrynska https://www.facebook.com/viktoria.dobrynska - Senior Corporate Lawyer, M&A Arzinger gave a lecture to the girls on leadership and career opportunities.
💚 We thank the speakers for an incredible source of useful knowledge that they share with the participants. Special thanks to Tetyana Podobinska-Shtyk and the US Embassy's Democracy Foundation in Ukraine. Embassy Kyiv Ukraine, M&A Arzinger is a law firm https://arzinger.ua/.
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