The pilot of 2 clubs in Thai Nguyen province in 2020- 2021 proved the concept; the girls entered the club with very little, or no, knowledge of the 4 core education elements above and left the club a semester later as self-confident, ‘strength in numbers’ savvy, knowledgeable girls who are empowered and motivated to be community ‘agents of change.’ The girls are encouraged to work together for positive behavioral change in their communities starting with their schoolmates, boyfriends, families and girlfriends many of whom are already victims- ultimately their entire community.
- 620 ethnic minority female students participated in Brighter Path Girls’ Clubs in Thai Nguyen, Quang Nam, and Tra Vinh province.
- 11 multimedia rooms are equipped for Brighter Path Girl’s Clubs.
- 13 ethnic high schools in Thai Nguyen, Tra Vinh and Quang Nam province take part in the program.
- 2000 disadvantaged ethnic minority high school female students benefiting from the expansion.
How does the program operate?
Since its formation, the school will appoint the Brighter Path Girls’ Club committee which consists of active and outstanding students. This Club committee is trained by experts on the designed topics, monitoring and report, and usage of the BPGC online learning platform.
Then, the committee will host an event at the school assembly to introduce and promote BPGC to schoolwide students to recruit members for the club. After selecting members, the club will have 16 weekly sessions to deliver knowledge and skills for members in the 4 core pillars and organize educational seminars to share critical knowledge gaps with their peers.
Before and after each BPGC, surveys are conducted to evaluate individual progress and perceptions of members. The program also collects and analyzes feedback from assigned teachers/ Youth Union officers as well as members to further revise and improve the BPGC curriculum and activities.
The blooming journey of a Village Flower named Quynh
As one of the 60 girls that were selected for our Brighter Path Girls’ Club pilot in Thai Nguyen from September to December 2020, Quynh quickly learned what it meant to be surrounded and loved by her new Girls’ Club friends and mentors.