For the Girls

Now more than ever, girls’ education around the world has been disrupted. This was a problem before the COVID-19 pandemic — and the lockdown has only exacerbated the situation. Girls are confronted with the dangers of trafficking, gender-based violence, and child marriage. Many of them will never see the inside of a classroom.

Educating a girl can change a community.

An educated girl is more likely to grow up safe, healthy, and confident to take control of her future. She understands the value of education and will likely send her children to school. She improves her problem solving and critical thinking skills. She is likely to engage in her community and empower other girls around her.

An educated girl can change the world.

 

“Do you have a book with girls that look like us?”

The Rohingya girls have asked for something very special, and we are ready to provide it. We know the power of contextualization and bringing education through cartoonization.

Our team of female artists created a book specifically for Rohingya girls. Along with basic health practices, the book encourages creativity, innovation, and community-based work throughout all phases of life. The picture-based approach is designed to encourage girls to ask questions and spark conversation among their peers, regardless of their literacy level.

Rohingya is an unwritten language. We collaborate with linguists and translators to create a written form of their Rohingya language. Because of this, it is essential that we go through a strict verification process to ensure that the vocabulary we use is the most-widely understood for the focus community.

Piloting Phase: March 1 – May 1

To ensure cultural efficacy, we are launching a piloting phase of our For the Girls project in the Rohingya community. This is a time when we gather feedback on illustrations, translations, and contextualization.

We will also be pilot our Teacher Training program to test the recommended activities in our Teacher Training Guide in the Rohingya community.

The book is broken up into 5 sections based on the stages of womanhood:

  1. Infancy
  2. Childhood
  3. Adolescence
  4. Adulthood
  5. Seniorhood

Each section highlights “essentials” in each phase that girls around the world share. This page introduces the “essentials” and the rest of the section elaborates on these ideas through interactive activities and detailed information.

This book serves as a supplementary learning material that can be used in addition to a formal curriculum. It is meant to encourage learning, creativity, and community engagement. We hope this book provides useful life skills that girls can use to empower other girls around them.

This program is not limited to the Rohingya community. Based on demand and feedback on our pilot project, we will expand to other communities.

How Can I Get Involved?

Join Us

We are actively looking for NGOs in the Rohingya community who are interested in piloting our materials!

Our For the Girls books & teacher training guides are for sale at a DISCOUNTED price until May 1st. In exchange, we ask for detailed feedback on our illustrations, translations, and lesson plan ideas.

This is only available for a limited time! Fill out this form if you’re interested.

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Support Us

A great way to get involved is through sponsoring our pilot project!

Your support covers paying our team, printing materials, and arranging teacher trainings.

Donations of $250 and higher will receive a free copy of For the Girls book and a Teacher Training guide.

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Purchase our books!

You can be one of the first ones to receive our final version in May! Sign up for the waiting list here.

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