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Liberia | Let Girls learn | Rise2Raise Mentoring Program Phase 2

Zawitkowski, V.
volunteer from Virginia
in Liberia
Participants during a session.

The Rise2Raise Mentoring Program is a training program for 23 girls, ages 16 to 25 years old, and 23 adult female mentors. The two-day monthly trainings will take place over six months; April to June 2017. The program's goals are a combination of mentorship and peer education training and leadership and life skills learning. These goals will highlight how to effectively mentor young women or how girls can successfully engage their peers and promote the importance of education as well as improving knowledge about life-skills, particularly leadership and self-confidence, sexual and reproductive health, gender based violence and how to work alongside men and boys.

Mentors and mentees will collaborate to create monthly plans for positive personal development and organizing community service event/projects. These projects must focus on improving opportunities for girls to attain quality education, fostering girls'€™ leadership and increasing community engagement in support of positive gender equitable norms. The biggest community contribution for this project will be the volunteer hours that adult mentors dedicate to their mentees. This contribution demonstrates the most important aspect of this project; a commitment to support and uplift young women.

Not only is our goal to show young woman the benefit of having a positive role model, but the potential impact of this program and very heart of this project, is helping girls realize and understand the power they have to influence their peers and how to effectively work together to find lasting solutions to challenges they face in their communities.

This project has been designed to expand access to education for girls in Liberia as part of the Let Girls Learn Program. Learn more at

Your contribution increases the impact of Ms. Zawitkowski, her fellow Peace Corps Volunteers, and their communities; and makes a brighter future possible for young women in Liberia.

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