five organisations make up Project grow

Project GROW is an EU-funded project that has been working since 2019 to strengthen the capacity of five NGOs. Each of these NGOs empowers young women through youth work. 

Project GROW has given women leaders and youth workers from these organisations the chance to share ideas and experiences in order to develop resources both for use within our organisations and for others seeking to increase the impact of their own youth work. 

The NGOs involved are: 

Women’s Board, a Nigerian NGO, which has delivered youth work to young women since 1972. Working across Southern Nigeria, their youth work activities range from girls clubs to providing students enrolled in vocational education programmes with opportunities to develop soft skills and citizenship through community outreach and mentoring. 

Komati Foundation, a South African NGO founded in 1999. They deliver a range of activities with young women and girls from different social and ethnic backgrounds, both in Johannesburg and Pretoria. Their work promotes cohesion between different communities and opportunities for the development of opportunities for good work, active citizenship and soft skills development. 

Kianda Foundation, an established Kenyan NGO, which celebrated its 60th anniversary in 2021. Kianda’s founded the first multi-racial education programme for women in Kenya and has built on this legacy since. Kianda runs a range of education programmes and embeds opportunities for soft skills development, mentoring and citizenship in both the youth clubs it runs and the formal education programmes it offers. 

Fondazione Rui, an Italian NGO that works with university students. It empowers them to enter the job market and to become leaders through a range of programmes, in particular the JUMP project that engages 500 young people each year. 

WONDER Foundation, a UK-based NGO working with locally-led women partner organisations in 22 countries. WONDER works to empower vulnerable women and girls through education, and informal and non-formal learning, and its promotion, are key to this. All WONDER partners work to give women the chance to become leaders in their own lives and their wider contexts through mentoring, soft-skills development and improving access to good work.