Research has shown that majority of the world's poorest and illiterate are rural women and girls as they lack access to educational rights, right to work, or own a business, make decisions for themselves and contribute to community development. Also children are deprived of basic education and instead sent to work on farmlands or hawk on the streets.
In Nigeria, women and girls are perceived as weak, relegated to the background and are the most vulnerable and disadvantaged constituents in population as they are not opportuned to harness their potentials. At Youngpearl, we believe empowering women and girls will enable them to be independent, bold, own and run successful ventures, participate in community politics and contribute actively to development which will enhance the growth of their various communities.
Hence, our main strategy is formal education for children and girls, community programming and advocacy, vocational training, social change programs and seminars as well as mentoring.
We work with a team that comprises of mentors, skill acquisition coaches, community facilitators, healthcare and nutrition specialists, monitoring and evaluation experts.Contact Us
Through our BackSchool Initiative, educationally disadvantaged girls from low income backgrounds, slums, villages, hard to reach communities are empowered with educational learning kits, sanitary pads and scholarships to be able to go to school.
We engage women from low income backgrounds to learn various handwork of their choice to enable them start up income generating businesses, take care of themselves, their families and become employers of labour.
Our advocacy ensures that adequate awareness is raised for women empowerment, leadership and equality and girls education. We further improve the abilities of these women and girls by engaging them in capacity building workshops and mentorship.
A network set up from grassroots women and girls to exchange skills and knowledge among themselves, amplify their voices and enable them have autonomous spaces to progress and be recognized as community leaders whose views are listened to and acted upon.
Through Youngpearl I have learnt how to produce local soap, read and write. I now sell the locally made soap by me in my community.
Youngpearl gave me the opportunity to be self employed and independent. I learnt baking and supply some of my self made snacks to schools.
Coming into the fold of Youngpearl gave me the opportunity to meet such lovely and precious souls who are ready to change their world. I had the opportunity to interact with and mentor them. These women are strong. We are turning ugly situations into beautiful stories.
Mentor and Life coach.