How do you make girls more globally compassionate?


Our curriculum focuses on uniting girls around the world through things they have in common, while educating them on the differences between the day to day lives of the girls. Every girl wants the same things: to be loved, to be accepted, to feel safe, to have clean water and consistent food, to be able to dream dreams, to have access to education, etc. We use these common topics to shape the curriculum and then talk about the differences. What feels unsafe in the United States may be different than the safety challenges for a girl in Cambodia. Talking through those highlights how lucky the middle school girls are and prompts them to want to help. We also work on teaching them that they are the answer, not anyone else. That they have a valuable voice and power that they can use to help others, especially when they work together.