The Small Projects Foundation

Making meaning. Taking action. Changing lives. 

Always Keeping Girls in School

The Small Projects Foundation

Making meaning. Taking action. Changing lives. 

Always Keeping Girls in School

Bright Futures Methodology

The Bright Futures methodology forms an integral part of our work. Over the years we have rolled it out to an increasing number of schools across South Africa and have extended it further afield. We have also refined, added to, and improved this methodology in order to achieve our vision of empowering youth and especially girls to complete school and have the skills to find or create their own jobs.

We want young women to develop bright futures for themselves, their families & communities.

Components

these are carried out with learners in Grades 7 to 9

Protecting Futures
Six learning units aimed at preparing girls for puberty, relationships and making healthy sexual and reproductive choices. It creates the context for talking more freely about these topics.

Give Yourself a Job
We mentor young people in creating a vision of their futures. We help them develop the skills, confidence & knowledge to find or create their own jobs in the local economy.

Gender Based Violence (GBV) Training
This empowers learners with knowledge and the skills to manage issues and the challenges of gender based violence.

GEMBEM | Bright Futures Clubs
An international movement practiced in countries the world over. It is a school-based club made up of learners who are committed to the promotion of human rights and dignity for all, as well as mutual respect between girls and boys. The clubs deal with issues related to social support for learners as well as skills development, academic & environmental care. The clubs also play an advocacy role for the provision of sanitary pads to indigent girl learners, and provide a platform for girl and boy learners to interact with one another.

We provide sanitary pads to indigent girl learners.

We encourage the improvement of toilet facilities through inspection, cleaning and maintenance & repairs.

Parent and daughter dialogues

Community dialogues

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