We are a charity who support marginalised women and girls in East Africa and the UK. Through listening and responding to their voices we identify barriers to their empowerment and create effective and sustainable solutions through empowering individuals to create change in their communities and the world.
In East Africa we deliver essential education to young women and girls, enable them to gain access to the products they need to stay safe and stay in school. We also engage the wider community to create an adolescent girl friendly environment in schools. We do this through our cascade of trainers who last year educated over 70,000 young women and girls. We also provide income generating opportunities for marginalised men and women to help lift themselves and their families out of poverty.
In the UK we deliver essential education to young people about puberty, menstruation, sex & relationships and body confidence, with the aim of empowering them with the knowledge and confidence they need to feel good about themselves and to make good health choices.
‘Agents of Change’ is a program to help students or recent graduates raise funds to support Irise’s work with marginalised women and girls in the UK and East Africa whilst developing key skills for a career in the third sector.
The program will run for 6-months and includes 6 training days with follow-up activities designed to fit around studies or employment. Participants are expected to raise at least £1,500 for Irise during their 6-month involvement in the program. Alongside spending 1-2 hours a week working on their project in addition to the training days.
All participants will be supported and guided by Irise International’s UK team as this is intended to be a collaborative process whereby participants are welcome to share their ideas, trial new activities and events whilst developing essential skills along the way.
At the end of the program participants receive a certificate recording their success. Places are very limited and notes are kept on each course participant so potential employers are also able to approach Irise for a more detailed reference as part of job applications.
Minimum commitment level: Once a week
Start Date: 20-01-2018
Start Time: 09:00 AM
End Date: 16-06-2018
End Time: 05:00 PM