In a bid to close the gap that exists between girls and school enrolment, increase girls enrolment in school, to end the exclusion of married, pregnant students from schools, SteadFastLove Foundation launched the Girls Support Centre. Our Girls Support Centre is a safe haven where girls can read, socialise and play games with their friends. The centre also plays an important role in teaching girls about their rights so that they can protect themselves against harmful practices like child sexual abuse and child marriage.
Girls both in and out of school receives academic support through a 4 hours, 4 times a week class at the Girls Support Centre. Here, we teach them concepts in Math, English, Science, Body Safety, ICT, Personal and Caeer development, Etiquette as well as Arts and Crafts to bridge the gaps that have arisen from some being out of school. We don’t just want to send them to school, we want to make sure they can keep up with their peers and enable them to attain specific grade competent levels.
The centre is opened after school 3 times a week Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays between 2pm-6pm and 11am – 2pm on Saturdays for skills acquisition classes.
What We Offer:
Home Work Assistance, Healthy Snacks and Meals, ICT class, Counselling, Mentoring, Scholarships, Body Safety Class, Arts and Crafts, Mental Health & Wellness, Physival Fitness & Sports, College & Career Access Programs, Movies, etc.
We provide girls with free sanitary pads to manage their periods with dignity. We also provide them with healthy meals and snacks, since it is important for them to have enough energy to study as many of them do not always get enough food at home. The centre is a place where they are supported to make the most of their potential.
The centre has a library, ICT room, toilets, kitchenette, play area etc. There is also an onsite counselling services at the centre on open days.