Introducing myself and my journal: girl !mpact

Posted November 3, 2009 from Canada

About Me: I am the co founder of girl impact youth empowerment inc ( which is a non profit that empowers girls to champion each other in their own communities as well as globally. I recently returned from a trip where we took 11 girls from marginalized communities in Toronto to Kenya where they attended a girls boarding school called Limuru girls school. From there we travelled to Tanzania to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro...all to prove that "this is what a girl can do!".

Girl !mpact is a curriculum to give girls the life skills that they need to make change in their lives based on 4 pillars: 1) Health and Wellness, 2) Advocacy and Women's Rights, 3) Communications and Presentation, and 4) Life Skills including personal finance, goal setting, vision boarding,etc. The entire organization is volunteer lead and run.

Each girl has a mentor to provide positive female role model influence. Collectively, the girls and their mentors have raised $50,000 to send girls to secondary school in Kenya. It is quite an accomplishment.

Check out the blog at

My Passions: my children, girls education, running, making a difference.

My Vision for the Future: A world where are girls and women are safe, know their rights and are respected as equals.

My Areas of Expertise: marketing, fundraising

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  • Fatima Waziri - Azi
    Nov 03, 2009
    Nov 03, 2009

    Hey there! Welcome to PulseWire!

    Its so exciting having you with us, I am sure you will have a fun time with your new online friends. I know that you will find this to be a positive experience and I encourage you to take advantage of the numerous resources and features available through our vibrant online community.

    Welcome again to our global community and I look forward to hearing more from you here on PulseWire!

  • Sharese
    Nov 04, 2009
    Nov 04, 2009

    Wow! The Girl Impact organization sounds amazing!! Your trip to Kenya and Tanzania with the girls must have been amazing and empowering.

    I am currently working with "at risk" girls (read: have all been abused sexually, mentally, and/or emotionally) in Jamaica. I will be checking your site and would like to know of any cirriculum resources that you may have.

    One curriculum that I find particularly interesting and relevent to my girls (because where I work they are all of African decent) is Sisterhood Agenda. You can find the website at There are also a lot of people that do work with girls around the world on WorldPulse- let me know if you need help with resources or have resources to offer others!

    I look forward to reading more about your organization and your journey (personally and with the girls you work with)!!

    Much Peace and Love,