Jasmine's Place Issue No. 16 - August 2015 - Page 19

on school days which makes all the difference to their health, energy levels and nutrition. Above: Dupe with one of GGF’s sponsored children - Kehinde Wahab. Above: Left to Right, Mrs Adeyemo, Dupe Makinde, Allison’s Grandma & Tolu Oyeneye. Front: Allison Olalekan. GGF presented the wheelchair to Allison Olalekan. Above: Goal setting workshop for SS3 students in Ibadan. One-to-one mentoring support is also given, so each child has a personal development and career plan. This ensures their education plays a leading role giving them a focus to meet their targets. The final element of the project enables health support interventions, including health checks and screenings to prevent ill health, for example, dental checks and nutritional screenings. FREE Study Support In March 2014, we started our FREE GGF weekly study support group in Ibadan, Nigeria at the Oba Akinyele Secondary school. According to the Vice Principal of the school, 80% of the students cannot afford to buy their school books or pay for their West African Examination Council (WAEC) exams. The aim of this project is to support SS3 (equivalent to UK Year 11) students in various state schools as they prepare for their WAEC exams. The beneficiaries are also provided with light refreshments and educational kits. Girlz Empowered The overall aim of the Girlz Empowered programme is to help young ladies to develop a healthy self-esteem and an understanding of their own significance in the world. In April 2014 we launched the Girlz Empowered initiative in Nigeria. The focus of this work is the prevention of teenage pregnancy and rehabilitation of teenage mums in target areas. Our goal is to also reduce the number of teenage mums in our target areas who end up as sex workers. JASMINE'S PLACE 19