Education is still considered the single most potent tool to change gender dynamics that keep women and girls poor and subject to exploitation. YAWI understands that girls’ education goes beyond getting girls into a learning institution. Education for Girls project is ensuring that girls learn and feel safe while in school; have the opportunity to complete all levels of education acquiring the knowledge and skills to compete in the labor market; learn the socio-emotional and life skills necessary to navigate and adapt to a changing world; raise their voices and make decisions about their own lives and contribute positively to the development of their communities and globally.
In addition, the project focus girls mentorship on career guidance as well as raising awareness on women and girls rights in a bid to empower them and promote an equitable education system that catalyzes the development of life skills – such as self-management, communication, negotiation, and critical thinking that young people need to succeed. AA gender-equitable education systems can contribute to reductions in school-related gender-based violence and harmful practices. Also close, that perpetuate inequalities and injustices caused by poverty, such as skilled labor, pay gaps, employment/promotion/leadership opportunities, and gaps.