Unfortunately, we live in a world that still favors boys, especially in under-developed societies like Uganda. From their early years into adulthood, girls have to struggle long and hard with few opportunities to become leaders. In today's intricately interconnected global world, it's no longer about "we and they” because what happens in Uganda affects us all. It is the reason The Girl Power Project was conceived, as solid evidence clearly tells us empowered women and girls are the key to breaking generational cycles of poverty, disease, abuse and illiteracy!
What happens when we empower girls to become leaders?
- They start businesses, and help build critical infrastructures, like water systems, roads, hospitals and schools shaping cultures and becoming respected members of society;
- They get married when they want and become mothers when they're "ready" emotionally, physically, and financially;
- They are no longer a drain on society but are the foundation of societies that can thrive on their own, without our aid.
Now, through the end of 2014 The Collective Heart, is raising funds to support The Girl Power Project. This project is a program for 100 promising adolescent girls in Uganda. Created by the non-profit Just Like My Child, this powerful program will train, mentor and empower hundreds of adolescent African girls to in-turn empower other girls. The ripple effect will create thousands of female leaders in Uganda who are committed to a self-sustaining, female-led Africa.
The impact of The Girl Power Project is profound and incremental. When girls are both educated and empowered they are able to rely on a deep knowing of their own true value. No longer considered just baby makers and domestic slaves these educated, intelligent, deeply empowered female leaders will be able to run businesses, rebuild infrastructures, and forever transform their communities, their economies, and their culture--our world!
EDUCATION ALONE IS NOT ENOUGH!
We must do more to protect and develop these girls so they can become tomorrow's leaders!
The Collective Heart's mission: Uniting humanity by inspiring global and collective transformation.
We achieve this by supporting and promoting charitable projects that provide spiritual, emotional and physical well being for those in need. We embrace the principles of Integrative Coaching, Emotional Education and other bodies of transformational work to change the world.
The Collective Heart considers education to be THE vital element for the long-term development of all societies; however, a proper elementary education is still beyond the reach of millions of children around the world--especially in Africa where over 70% of the world's most vulnerable children reside.
Established in 2007, The Collective Heart is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit organizations, whose priority is to bring transformation to the world by providing education to children in some of the most impoverished regions of the world, specifically Uganda and Kenya. Since this time, The Collective Heat has committed to building schools and bringing the tools, techniques and distinctions of emotional education to thousands of children in this part of the world.
Our main project has been the "Children's Academy for the Collective Heart" school project, which has provided the funding and building materials for completing six academies in the last several years.