On the last day, they direct and perform a community ceremony, during which they present their newly acquired public speaking skills to their parents, teachers, and other community members. These events serve as advocacy platforms for the girls to talk about issues they find important – early marriage, trafficking, domestic violence, and others.
The workshops are delivered by young local women who come from the same communities as the girls. They speak local languages, and they understand the girls’ contexts well. The trainers first complete a 5-days long training of trainers, and after the workshop completion some of them go on to become our mentors.