Gujja Ting's Girls Program runs every Sunday afternoon. The goal of this program is to promote self-discovery as a tool of empowerment for girls, find different ways of learning more about themselves and their identities, and to connect and bring together other girls with different backgrounds. Girls are taught how to cope with life's different obstacles. Mentoring relationships are encouraged. The topics of the weekly workshops and classes change regularly. Many of these young women are not aware of health-sensitive issues. The program educates and guides them trough necessary lessons needed for them to be safe and healthy on their journey into womanhood. The program will teach them invaluable lessons, and give them the courage to live life as empowered women.
GIRLS PROGRAM COORDINATOR:
Young but mature, 15 year old mentor and leader, Shadia, has been involved with Gujja Ting African Art since the start in 2012. She believes in supporting and empowering young girls and showing the girls in our program how to be themselves and be strong leaders. Shadia works hard in school being one of the top in her class and hoping to go on to law school in the future in able to keep empowering youth throughout her life.