We want this funding to cover the costs of running our girls work session for 1 year which creates the opportunity for the teenage girl’s to develop confidence, leadership, and practical life skills, along with motivational advice to empower them to make better informed life decisions. Sessions are based on a Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds theme.
- Provide girls with the opportunity to participate in and lead various creative and fun activities which will help them to reflect on themselves and their challenges holistically, within the theme of Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds.
- Sessions will cover six topics over the year: Nutrition & Diet; Mental Health & Wellbeing; Self Image & Body Confidence; Health & Fitness; Social Influences and Healthy Relationships.
- Allowing girls to steer the sessions by providing flexibility depending on the issues which are raised by the girls during the sessions. For example we are seeing an increase in the sexual exploitation of girls in gang initiation.
How we will achieve our goals
This funding would cover the activities and specialist sessional staff required to deliver professional service to girls from disadvantaged backgrounds. Our work focuses on deterring girls from being involved in gang culture, encourages them to explore issues of safety and health and well being, grow in confidence and learn new skills.
Where the money will go
Propsex focuses our work in some of the most deprived estates in Islington, London. The project will empower girls to be able to develop key life skills, access vital support and advice, create meaningful friendships and develop key life skills that will enable them to make positive decisions about their future and become responsible citizens.