Verlie Rebecca Lamb, 29 years old, will lead Child Development Foundation‘s Project to implement girl club sessions with 250 girls from rural communities in the Cayo District using the organization’s Revitalizing Initiative Supporting and Engaging Youths – RISE curriculum. CDF will provide workshops and materials for 75 parents, 50 community leaders and 12 teachers to increase their support for girls to stay in school. CDF will also advocate for the adoption of a national policy for the reintegration of young mothers into secondary education.
Amira Lisette Teul, 29 years old, and Claudia Tut 27 years old, will lead Toledo Maya Women’s Council‘s project to train young women mentors to lead girl club sessions to strengthen their knowledge and skills around sexual and reproductive health, leadership, financial literacy and social entrepreneurship in four Mayan communities in the Toledo District. TMWC will also coordinate girl-leader conferences to engage 40 community leaders and 200 mothers with the objective of preventing early unions in girls.