So far we have 33 girls*.
They range in age from 12-24 years.
Only 3 of them have jobs. They rest work in the home (theirs or someone else's) for no/little pay.
9 of them have children.
22 of them have left school.
13 of them went only to 8th grade.
Stated reasons for wanting to join the group:
- I want unity and collaboration
- I want to learn a skill
- To pull myself out of poverty
- I want to learn more and prepare for later in life
*We will keep collecting forms for the next few weeks but also some girls will drop out, so these numbers will change. Also, we might break the girls into 2 groups, those in school and those not in school because their schedules are so different, it will be hard to find a time suitable for both groups of girls.
Can't wait to get started!