Afro Girls is committed to redefining the narrative of the Black girl in the UK by empowering our girls. We inspire our girls to be responsible leaders, innovators and changemakers who use their influence to make a difference in their communities. We believe in the potential of all people, especially in our girls. Our efforts aim to help our girls realize their worth and boundless potential. We influence education reform, encourage literacy, promote creativity and social entrepreneurship, and build thriving communities.
It takes a village to raise queens, so we partner with supporting organizations to ensure inclusive, relevant and effective learning outcomes for our girls.
We are launching our new and improved leadership program this fall!
Despite established policy protecting minority students in education, Black girls in the UK face challenging experiences in school due to the lack of understanding about cultural traits and practices according to research done by the Independent. Representation of girls of color in media, especially Black girls is a major challenge, which indirectly affects overall well-being, including education.
Our work in the UK is currently focused on research and partnerships. We're also committed to positively impacting the narrative of Black girls in the UK through education and leadership initiatives. We focus on creating enriching programming, safe spaces for girls to speak up for themsleves, and positive representations in the media and everyday life. Through this, we explore building skills in leadership, service, teamwork, positive and realistic representation and literacy.
We are committed to promoting, partnering and investing in organizations and platforms who are doing the groundwork across the UK to provide healthy and positive spaces for Black girls. We are also partnering with trailblazing Black women around the world who use stories to create positive influences for girls like us. As we build, we are also responsible for collaborating with our men and boys to help them understand the empowered versions of ourselves. Successful representation of Black girls in the UK involves everyone.