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Girls2Girls Connection

Girls2Girls connection is the project of the University girls to develop and sustain a friendship support with the refugee teen girls who face some challenges contributed to their full inclusion into the wider community.

The objectives of the project are to:

  • Broaden the horizons of refugee teen girls by being in friendship with the role model tertiary-educated student girls or young professionals

  • Foster the ambition that them to finish school and go on to a trade or tertiary study

  • Support their full integration and inclusion into the community.

Target age groups:

The first year in 2014-2015, the project identifies the age group from 12 to 15 and matched 20 teen girls to the leader girls according to their interest, values and the area they live. The second year in 2015-2016, the project will expand to include other age group from 16 to 20 who are willing to come together in friend and support.


For a period of Eleven months, Girls2Girls members will actively engage a weekly one-on-one friendship to work in support of the teen girls to achieve the personal goals set up by outings or home visits. However, they will be having fortnightly workshops in four areas such as leadership, education, heath, recreation, volunteering and employment, and future focus. The Girls2girls will be facilitated for eleven months and then evaluated.


Evaluate the impact of the project with the support of Waikato University with whom the Trust has a relationship.

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