Program for Empowering Disadvantaged Girls Through Life Skills Training

The project is carried out under the umbrella of the Asibavikele ('Let's protect Them') initiative. Coordinated by Child Welfare South Africa (CWSA), it aims to protect young girls from disadvantaged backgrounds from HIV/AIDS, neglect or serious abuse and discrimination through therapeutic intervention and life skills training. Beneficiaries will be further empowered through the opportunity of undergoing enterprise development training.

Empowering the Girl Child

To empower and support young girls in two age groups (12-14 and 15-18) by providing them with therapeutic intervention and life skills. Funds received will be utilized in rolling out CWSA Girl Child Program. The program is a group work program whereby young girls receive therapeutic intervention if needed and undergo life skills training. The group approach serves as a support system to girls living within vulnerable circumstances and provides them with added opportunities to access enterprise development training.


  • Alcatel-Lucent Foundation

    United States | Staff size: 6-25

    The Alcatel-Lucent Foundation is dedicated to making a difference in the communities where Alcatel-Lucent and its customers are present across the globe. The foundation’s prime mission is...

  • Child Welfare South Africa (CWSA)

    Advocacy NGO
    South Africa | Staff size: 26-50

    The life story of CWSA begins in 1924, when child welfare societies in existence at that time constituted a national structure that coordinated their services, set standards, instituted...

  • United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

    Funding Agencies
    United States | Staff size: Unknown

    USAID is the lead U.S. Government agency that works to end extreme global poverty and enable resilient, democratic societies to realize their potential.

    U.S. foreign assistance has...

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Key Information

LocationSub-Saharan Africa, South Africa
  • Start Date 2010
  • End Date 2013
  • Sectors