This project was designed by the Madre Oliva Association to assist 15 girls between the ages of 11 and 14 who are struggling. Some have been the victims of sexual violence. Others face troubles at home. These girls are often burdened with caring for younger siblings and the family home, making it hard for them to continue their studies or follow other paths.
The program provides the girls with counselling as well as a space where they feel comfortable, safe and valued. The girls participate in workshops that build self-esteem, help them learn to manage relationships and help them understand their rights. They also set and achieve goals through small hands-on projects such as making jewelry they can sell.