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    Getting Girls for Africa a boost in books

    Day 14

    An Open Book

    During their meetings, Girls for Africa uses books that help the group talk about sensitive subjects. They help the girls feel more comfortable opening up, participating, and sharing their experiences. And they teach ways to deal with specific issues they face every day.

    But they’re also expensive. The leaders of GFA work full time jobs and are full time students, yet they usually piece together enough cash to purchase them one by one. This time around, we thought we’d step in and give some support that will help lift them into the future.

    We ordered the books through the One Circle Foundation and shipped them to their homes. And the leaders began using them right away – yesterday in fact, the very first meeting of 2018!

    “I’m looking forward to being able to get into the deeper topics like drugs, alcohol and coping mechanisms,” said Nya.

    Sheran was over the moon excited about the new curriculum. “Wow we got that many new books?!” she said. “Can’t wait to start programming again!”

    These books will remind the girls that they’re not the only ones dealing with certain things in their teenage years – it can be tough for everyone. And they’ll help encourage them to grow in all aspects of their lives, regardless of the challenges they’ve endured.

    One of the main draws of joining Girls for Africa is that it’s a place to get the support they need to handle hurdles in an open, non-judgmental space. These tools will guide them through that space, through lessons and discussion, as they take what they’ve learned a step further and apply them in their own lives.

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