iNSPIRE Programme

iNSPIRE is a leadership programme focusing on Grade 9 girl learners from rural and township public schools in Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal and Free State Provinces.

Today iNSPIRE programme has reached 806 grade 9 girl learners from 88 high schools leading their iNSPIRE clubs in their respective school, having a ripple effect on 79 204 learners through sustainable projects that iNSPIRE changes in their lives and schools. The programme's primary goal is to address the issue of gender inequalities and poverty in our communities by developing and challenging girl learners' perceptions of self, promote emotional well-being and support them to grow as young leaders in their communities becoming the positive role-models our youth long for.

The programme targets 10 girl learners (5 youth at risk and 5 positive role models) from 10 secondary schools per province - 100 girl learners accompanied of 20 educators. The programme consists of 2 journeys over 4 days.

The first camp themed "Me, Myself and My Journey" focuses on self-discovery and self-reflection about values, understanding who we are and standing up for what we believe in no matter our life experience or background. Through this journey, girl learners heal their emotional wounds. Then, they are asked to reflect on their school environment to identify a challenge and create an iNSPIRE Club to rally other learners and the whole school behind their project and lead their team towards realistic, practical solutions, with the guidance of their educators.

Whilst the second camp themed "My Journey through Leadership" focuses on equipping our learners with leadership and communication skills through games; role-plays; creating leadership art galleries and last but not least, having motivational talks by business leaders from various spheres of society. Our monitoring is driven for four years enabling Valued Citizens Initaitive to track their beneficiaries until matric.

Our valued partners that support this programme are:

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