How to empower a poor school of young girls with no access to the internet?
Just recently I was approached by a friend of my mom that asked me for advise on what to do in order to empower some young girls from a remote area where she is living now. They do not have access to internet and she told me that the only aspiration the girls have is to get marry and have a husband that supports them economically. I suggested her the following things (please see below) but I would like to know, based in your experience, about which other things I can suggest this lady to do? Thank you 1. Change the story telling : instead of telling stories about Disney princess talk about powerful women that have change their societies. Focus on the work of the main character of the story and not in their relationship adventures (as with princesses) 2. Change their role models: Invite powerful women that can tell their stories and have a talk with the girls in the school. 3. Create a Women Collective: create a group that have regular meetings (not compulsory) where women can talk about their problems or about something they read on the news. Also this group can be used as a "secure place for shelter" if any of the girls have been abused or is being harassed. Belonging to a bigger community that supports her can help them to not to be afraid of talking about it. 4. Involve parents and teachers: Although not many of them would like to be part of it, initiate a conversation with parents and teachers and discuss together what can be done to empower girls at the school. Any more suggestions would be really greatly appreciated! Thanks a lot!