BREAKING THE CYCLE AND EMPOWERING GIRLS
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The Engaging Girls: Empowerment, Leadership, Development, and Action (EGELDA) program seeks to address the challenges that adolescent girls of colour, face in developing their social identity and maintaining positive healthy relationships with their peers. It also seeks to encourage gender equity and development through youth civic engagement on social issues that are youth driven and led.
EGELDA is a yearlong mentorship and leadership program that focuses on empowerment for girls of colour through critical engagement with information communication technology (ICT), social media and civic engagement. Our target group is girls from marginalized groups between the ages of 14-18 in the Pickering/Ajax.