Exchange Program

Global Girl Project partners with not-for-profit organizations in developing countries such as Brazil, Haiti, India and Sierra Leone to identify and support exchange opportunities for disadvantaged young women. 

The aim of the exchange program is to expose these young women to experiences, both educational and experiential in nature, to which youth from the developed world may take for granted. 

Global Girl Project knows that when a girl is exposed to different cultures, ideas, and ways of living she can begin to see possibilities for herself that she may not have previously considered. 

It was a very important event in my life, it’s a rare opportunity for a woman to stop to think about herself.
— Thaynara, Global Girl Project scholar from Brazil

We also know that sometimes it is easier to develop and initiate changes in ones life when you are not in your regular, day-to-day environment. During a two month exchange the girls participate in educational workshops that will help them to think outside the box and consider different options for their future. The participants will then develop their own projects that will focus on education and development within their own communities. 

We at Global Girl Project know that real and long lasting change for a community is most successful when it comes from within that community. 

In order to further support our girls in furthering their higher education, they receive a one-time stipend that goes towards their educational programming back in their home countries, once they complete their community project implementation.

“The Global Girl Project taught me that we can have these opportunities, that we should stand up for our rights as women, that we should unite, work together, observe, value ourselves, fight for our space and now I consider myself to be more important. I feel capable of doing anything.”
— Thaynara, Global Girl Project scholar from Brazil