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Firelight Foundation Launches Girls Empowered

Monday, April 20, 2015

Earlier this month NCG member the Firelight Foundation announced the launch of Girls Empowered: Stories of Change—a new section of their website—to share their work as part of the Grassroots Girls Initiative, a consortium of six organizations.

The Grassroots Girls Initiative was focused on unleashing the Girl Effectthe unique potential of adolescent girls to end poverty for themselves and the world. As one member of the consortium, Firelight funded three organizations to identify and empower adolescent girls from poor and marginalized communities in Malawi and Rwanda. The result: transformational change for more than 4,000 girls.

[Girls Empowered: Stories of Change] shows the results of our three-year initiative to improve girls' lives by investing in three community organizations in Rwanda and Malawi. More than 4,000 girls benefited from the initiative and five girls made videos showing how their lives have changed. 

Learn more about Firelight Foundation’s work to extend opportunity to girls who had a limited chance for a better life on their website.

Watch the videos created by the girls who benefited from the initiative:

Power Within, Khadija's Story | Khadija shares her story about how she developed greater self-confidence to succeed in school

Power to Act, Rehema's Story | Rehema's story gives us a clear illustration of girl's agency

Power to Provide, Clarisse's Story | Clarisse shares her story about how she is using her money to help her siblings

Power Over, Agnes's Story | Agnes shares how she is investing her money

Power With, Girls' Collective Story | The girls in Rwanda share their advocacy message.