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Empower Girls in Brazil

In partnership with The Sister Table and Great British Bake Off's Benjamina Ebuehi, Compassion UK is excited to launch an initiative to bring vital protection and education to girls in Brazil. 

HANDBOOK FOR GIRLS: EMPOWERED TO THRIVE

Recent research found that Brazil is the worst place in South America to be a girl. With high rates of teenage pregnancy and child marriage, many young women in poverty are deprived of an education. One study among 20–24 year olds found that 11 per cent are married by the age of 15.

'Empowered to thrive' will see every young woman aged 12–20 in Compassion’s Brazilian church-based projects given a handbook covering topics such as women’s health, self-esteem and employment.

The books are being developed by programme staff in partnership with child development experts, including psychologists and education professionals. Each book costs just £2 to produce and distribute, and we're aiming to raise enough to ensure all 9,800 girls in Compassion’s Brazilian projects can receive a copy.

 

Donate today and protect girls

 

WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING ABOUT 'EMPOWERED TO THRIVE'

“Through supporting Compassion, I’ve seen first-hand the way children’s lives can be totally transformed when they are shown love, care and hope for their future.

“I’m delighted to support this fantastic new project, and look forward to hearing stories of many young women being equipped with the skills they need to break free from the cycle of poverty for themselves.” Benjamina Ebuehi, co-founder of The Sister Table and Great British Bake Off quarter finalist 2016 

MEET SOME OF THE GIRLS WHO YOU'LL PROTECT

The Sister Table women's empowerment

"Each girl has a different story, but they all find something common among them, whether it’s an abuse experience, or the mother who got pregnant very young, or parents who didn’t have education opportunity."

"We can already see the [results] of what we discuss in the new generations, they’re more conscious and willing to fight for something different. The development of a new [Handbook] material created by Compassion would be a very significant milestone in all we already have done and a great opportunity to encourage other Compassion projects to approach these issues." Virgina Silva, Compassion project director (far left)

girls empowerment in brazil

"The home where I was born never gave me the basis for a decent future. So being in the [Compassion] project helps me to grasp thinking and question the world around me. I want a different future for me."

"I want to be a cop but many people never think I’ll be able to because I’m a woman. I want to ... show that we also have value and we can also go far. "

“The family where I was born never gave me the basis to be someone in life. I know that if it wasn’t for the Compassion project I would have a very different fate than I have today. I want to fight and prove that we, women, also have value, that we also can reach far” 17-year-old Juliana

GIRLS' EMPOWERMENT: HOW YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE

We're right with you in thinking it's an injustice that poverty deprives girls of education and leaves them vulnerable to early child marriage. You can help stop this by donating to 'Empowered to thrive' today.

TEXT TO DONATE

You can also text EMPOWER to 70140 to donate £4 which provides two handbooks.

Text costs donation amount of £4 plus standard network charges. Compassion UK receives 100% of your donation. Please obtain bill payer's permission before texting . Customer care is available on 01932 836 490. Registered charity in England and Wales (1077216) and Scotland (SC045059).

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