MCT is very pleased to announce the launch of a new pilot project at Centre Afaq – the girls’ group!’
A group of 11 adolescent girls who attend Centre Afaq are participating in the much anticipated 3-months pilot of a girls group. Every Sunday morning the girls arrive at the centre for breakfast, mint tea and fun activities including sport, cooking, and religious education. The group provides girls with an accessible space and time to socialise with each other, discuss their current challenges in a safe environment and learn new life skills through a programme of activities.
This programme of activities comes from a toolkit for working with street-connected girls which has been designed by the Consortium for Street Children and some of its member organisations. MCT has been involved in the writing of this international toolkit and is now piloting some of the tools through its Girlsâ Project. The toolkit aims to address some of the problems faced by adolescent street-connected girls through activities to make them aware of their rights, improve their mental and physical well-being, and improve their safety on the streets.
The project has got off to a strong start with the participation of girls and staff. We are sure the Girlsâ Project will continue to grow to support the girls of Centre Afaq.