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Hero Girls: Turning DREAMERS into LEADERS

program overview

The Hero Girls training course seeks to build confidence and a positive, proactive mindset through teaching the girls to draw on their innate skills and abilities. In a world that often teaches girls to be subservient and compliant, this course will teach girls to trust themselves, ask questions, and innovate. The Hero Girls will practice being change makers in their own lives, homes, and community. This is achieved through focusing on three aspects:
1) self-development, 2) entrepreneurship, 3) leadership.

Self-development

These sessions build foundational skills in communication, confidence, and connection with oneself and the world. Sessions are conducted in small groups using discussion and participatory activities thereby building networks of support and trust.

Entrepreneurship

The Hero Girls course will teach basic entrepreneurship skills and then the students will get a chance to practice what hey have learned through creating an “Innovation Project”. The project encourages participants to connect with local business, government, or civil society leadership mentors to develop an entrepreneurship or social change project in their community.

Leadership

After the students complete their own instruction, they come back as “peer mentors” to coach and teach the next round of Hero Girl participants. Teaching a topic helps one learn and remember a subject more fully and teaching provides useful leadership skills. The next round of participants also benefit from learning from both adult facilitators and peer mentors, thus giving them varied perspectives and approaches to a given subject.


  Photo credit: Julie Gascon

Photo credit: Julie Gascon

Standing with girls as they embark own their own HERO’S JOURNEY of self-discovery and personal development.

corporate support

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The Hero Girls program is made possible through the support of SureCall through their GoodCall program.

We invite other individuals and business to support Hero Girls and bring this training to new communities and countries around the world.


Hero Girls Around the World


NEPAL

  Photo credit: Julie Gascon

Photo credit: Julie Gascon

Our Hero Girls course is launching in Nepal in January 2019.

Stay tuned and follow along as we gather a force of HERO GIRLS all over the world!

MEDIA RELEASE

Canadian Charity launches Global Leadership Program
for Adolescent Girls

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - 2018-10-11– Kelowna, BC

Her International is proud to announce the launch of Hero Girls™ on the United Nations declared International Day of the Girl which aims to highlight and address the needs and challenges girls face, while promoting girls' empowerment and the fulfillment of their human rights.

The yearlong Hero Girls™ program works with adolescent girls and covers topics like entrepreneurship, financial literacy, self-confidence, mental health, and mindfulness, while featuring an ‘Innovation Project’ where participants can implement ideas around entrepreneurship and social change in their communities. The comprehensive program is the first of its kind to see participants giving something back to the organization, as each graduate goes on to mentor other girls in the community by attending the subsequent course delivery as a teacher trainer.

This launch is made possible through a partnership with Alberta Company SureCall Contact Center. SureCall launched a Corporate Social Responsibility program in 2016 called GoodCall™ to find ways to give back to their local community. Through the tenacity of their employees and clients, their reach has grown to include the global developing world.  

“Today, on International Day of the Girl, we celebrate and stand together with girls all over the world. Her International is proud to offer the Hero Girls™ program which will bring girls to learn together, stand in their place, and use their voices - to be their own heroes and the heroes of this rising generation,” says Kate Phelps, Co-Executive Director of Her International. “We are honoured and excited to partner with SureCall. They are industry leaders in both service and corporate social responsibility,”

Over the next five years, the Hero Girls™ hub will become a worldwide network of girls who are getting the necessary education to turn their dreams into reality through self-confidence and self-reliance.  

The Hero Girls™ pilot program launches in January 2019 in the region of Dang, Nepal.

Her International is a registered Canadian charity based out of Kelowna, BC.
To learn more visit https://herinternational.org/hero-girls.