Our Empower Girls "Learn -Mentor" Framework for Global Partnership Education Fund

Empower Girls works with various local partners in Canada to implement its Learn - Lead framework to implement its Education Fund.

Our Learning framework is in part with partnership with initiatives providing educational opportunities for coding and other relevant digital skills development to children and girls from kindergarten to grade 12 (K-12) and with our development and distribution of relevant, gender-sensitive learning resources. 

We are targeting the poorest, most vulnerable, and those living in fragile or conflict-affected countries – receive a quality basic education for 2018-2020. And piloting this initiative in the first three (3) years of operation and anticipate a full 10-year cycle of quality basic education for these girls. 

A Mentor framework will pilot in the summer in partnership with AWCT and CSJ Summer program who are important pathways facilitating future transitions from schools to the world of work and leadership. These are our political and non-profit organisations who are passionate about investing in the success of our future generations and paving the way for girls as of 15 years of age. Upon successful completion of the pilot, we anticipate incorporating this framework with our Learning initiative. 

We choose to work largely with partners who fall within these criteria:
Political Leaders and Employers hiring youth who are in underrepresented groups, including new immigrant youth/refugees, Indigenous youth, youth with disabilities and visible minorities.
Small businesses contributing to the creation of jobs
Organizations that support opportunities for official language minority communities
Organizations that provide services and/or supports for the LGBTQ2 community
Organization that support opportunities in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) and information and communications and technology (ICT), particularly for women.

Dorcas Onuh Fund's local partner-organisations in Canada uphold core mandate respect of individual human rights in Canada, including the values underlying the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms as well as other rights. These include reproductive rights and the right to be free from discrimination on the basis of sex, religion, race, national or ethnic origin, colour, mental or physical disability, sexual orientation or gender identity or expression. Some of these organisations have included First Nations and with the UNESCO in its path forward to a more gender equal, peaceful and prosperous world. 

We have strongly narrowed our partnership focus to partners  promoting human rights, gender equality and a peaceful and prosperous world. 

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