Be the Change Girls
Adolescent girls are the world’s greatest undervalued resource – we want to empower and equip them to Be the Change in the World.
Too often, a girl growing up in an impoverished community, such as Dalit and Adivasi tribal communities in India, is bombarded by negative messages which have significant impact on her self-belief and confidence especially in adolescence. This makes her vulnerable to pressures to drop out of school, leaving her victim to forced early marriage, abuse and trafficking. These pressures have only increased in the aftermath of Covid.
We believe that every girl should be enabled to flourish. To live a life free from shame, abuse and exploitation. Saphara Girl Champions creates inclusive communities where girls can discover their value and worth, finding their voice and growing in emotional resilience.
Their teachers are the key to this – and so we invest in training teachers who themselves come from the same communities as the girls. We partner with CorStone India Foundation who have created the curriculum and train the teachers, bringing them on their own journey of self-discovery.
Saphara believes that every child is of immense value and worth and that education is key to enabling disadvantaged youth to overcome poverty. The charity focuses on educational projects which build capacity, and strategic interventions which empower young people. Saphara works in partnership with local schools and NGOs that can demonstrate buy-in and ownership from local communities. These are uniquely placed to effect long-term and sustainable change.
Be The Change Schools
Each year we partner with secondary schools across NI to deliver Be the Change Award to 150 sixth form students.
Be the Change India
We partner with schools and NGOs in India to support their vital work providing education for all.
Be the Change Colleges
Teaching students from Stranmillis and St Mary’s Colleges to deliver affirming education to marginalised children in NI and in India.
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