GirlForce is a Social Impact platform for Girls between the ages of 10 and 18 created by Award Winning Broadcaster and Women’s Advocate, Anita Erskine.
Through a specially crafted series of engaging workshops, interactive games, key learning discussions, team building assignments, skills training sessions and community impact work, GirlForce teach Girls to understand the importance of their role and the need to apply their skills to help accelerate the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030 in their various countries.
“GirlForce is guided by two key factors – the year-long effort of drawing attention to the most pressing needs and opportunities for Girls in attaining skills for employability which was established by the United Nations on Day of the Girl on October 11, 2018. The second is the need for our heightened commitment to elevating Girls everywhere through access to quality education. This is a critical time for Girls and for nations. Girls and Women are paramount in the quest to achieve sustainability in our communities.” Says Anita Erskine, curator of GirlForce.
The first in the GirlForce series saw Erskine hosting 30 girls from the African Science Academy (Tema) and Ghana International School (Cantonments) for a half day of learning, networking and project work. The event was also excitingly interspersed with music, dance and open conversations. The participants were encouraged to share their thoughts on the role of confidence in their pursuit of greatness and had the opportunity to ask questions about Leadership, Commitment and Empowerment.
GirlForce enjoyed the support of some organizations and companies for whom the achievement of the SDGs and indeed Social Impact sits high on the priority list. They were Skygirls – A movement that helps girls stay true to themselves and what they believe in, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Awake Mineral Water, Buckpress Limited and Atlantic Catering and Logistics.
GirlForce, which is funded and organized by Anita Erskine Media, starts its Pan African roll out in February 2019 and can be followed on social media on @GirlForceAfrica.