Published on: Tue 26, Mar 2019
Project SOAR Uganda facilitators with Maryam Montague, CEO of Project Soar-Morocco

Project Soar is a project that was founded in Morocco in 2013, with the mission of empowering teenage girls to be leaders of today and tomorrow. The project aims to empower girls to become leaders who are activated, concerned and powerful voices for democracy.  Through a replicable, scalable program called “Project Soar in a Box (PSB)”, empowerment facilitators are provided with all the tools they need to empower squads of teenage girls (ages 12-17) , leading them through a 35 workshop, 55-hour curriculum over the course of an academic year.

Project Soar-Morocco has now scaled beyond its borders to Uganda. In partnership with Open Space, the project will be launched in Uganda in February 2019. The project will kick start in five (5) schools in Kampala and Wakiso districts. The target group is 30 girls in each school age 12-17, the preferred classes being senior 1, 2 and 3. Ten local facilitators, having been trained by a team from Morocco shall be assigned to the schools, two facilitators per school.

At the end of the pilot year in Uganda, Project Soar hopes to have impacted the lives of 100 girls through 250+ hours of empowerment programming delivered, five Girl leader clubs launched in each school and well trained facilitators to carry the project forward.

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