- To provide life skills that enable the young girls to make informed decisions that are beneficial to their personal growth and development
- To develop a career that gives them economic power to avert poverty
- To create awareness of the transferability of their present skills which allows them to heighten their self-esteem, build confidence and provide stepping stones for personal growth
- To enable them harness their beliefs, values, and ethics to build character and develop leadership skills that ensure success in life
- To enhance learning and provide the skills needed to achieve academic success and become life-long learners
- To support economically disadvantaged girls financially through bursary and scholarships towards undergraduate post-secondary destinations, STEM undergraduate students, and STEM post-graduate young women students.
Assisting and supporting girls through various services and activities to help choose a career. Students are able to identify their career options by defining their abilities, skills and interests using the self-assessment tools and receive suggestions on occupations matching their profile. Students are encouraged to make a plan, set a goal and take action to manage it. Career guidance helps create an atmosphere of optimism and help empower the girls make an informed career decision.
Introduce girls to the nine essential skills so they can recognize the skills that they already have, and make connections for the skills they will need in future. Understand that skills are transferable from one activity to another.
Essentials skills: Reading, Writing, Document use, Numeracy. Oral communication, Working with others, Thinking, Computer Use, and continuous learning.
It is important for the girls to develop these skills because they enhance their ability to deal with change, heightens their self-esteem, confidence and provide stepping stones for personal growth
We know that success in school takes more than academic skills. We ( OGAV) are committed to supporting and enhancing the girls learning and to providing the skills they need to become lifelong learners. It takes a combination of skills —academic skills and social skills (ethics) -organization, time management, prioritization, concentration and motivation to achieve academic success. Most children say they want to do well in school, yet many still fail to complete the level of work necessary to succeed academically.
Academic Success is then designed to provide a holistic view of a girl’s ability to succeed in school through four critical factors that most directly influence student success:
Academic Skills: behaviors, beliefs and skills that directly facilitate academic success
Commitment: commitment to, drive toward and perceived importance of academic success
Self-Management: ability to anticipate and respond to pressure and stress related to school life
Social Support: availability of resources to support academic success
Students are introduced to assessment questionnaires – Learning styles and Multiple Intelligence to help them identify how best they learn: visual, auditory, and tactile/kinesthetic and their intelligence empowering the girls to take charge of their learning. Girls will undertake a self assessment of class/ study skills to help them reflect on how to improve their study and learning abilities using their learning styles.
Through collaborative partnerships, we offer services and resources that empower the girls to take responsibility for their own learning and achieve success.
Character education is the teaching of children in a manner that would purportedly help them develop variously as moral, civil, good, mannered, well behaved, non-bullying, healthy, critical, successful, traditional, compliant and socially acceptable beings.
Development is a deliberate effort to encourage positive personal attributes, civility and solid ethical and moral actions. Character Development focuses on each individual’s personal management at home, at school and within the community.
A common approach of these programs is to provide a list of principles, pillars, values or virtues, which are learned or around which themed activities are planned.
Life Coaching is the art of empowering the girls to live a more fulfilling and effective life.
Life coaching takes a more holistic approach. It deals with a whole life situation starting from the present and sets goals for a totally successful future.
Every day we make choices to do or not do many things. These choices may range from profound to trivial and each one has an effect that makes our lives more fulfilling or less fulfilling, more balanced or less balanced, that makes our process of living more effective or less effective. Life coaching helps you learn how to make choices that create an effective, balanced and fulfilling life.
The facilitator helps each girl to identify what she wants in life and suggests strategies and tactics that will take her from ‘where she is now’ to ‘where she wants to be’. This process assists the girl’s personal growth. They are no longer alone but have an ally who will work with them to establish better goals, sustain momentum, overcome setbacks and to steer towards success.
The facilitator and the girls work together to establish goals inspired by the girls dreams, and design a plan to reach them. The girls commit to the plan and are responsible for taking action. The facilitator commits to supporting the girls in overcoming any obstacle that may arise during their journey.
The facilitator/organization creates a safe and loving atmosphere full of acceptance, empathy, and appreciation for the girls. In addition, the role of the facilitator will be one of supporting the girls to take action, overcome the obstacles, learn from them, keep moving forward, cheering them, and celebrate with them their achievements. The facilitator also educates the girls by sharing with her new tools, skills and a way of being effective that will assist her to live a more meaningful and fulfilling life.
In every case, the outcome is that each girl is more focused on their objectives and achieves these faster than if they worked alone.
All of these will generate rewarding insights. They will develop their self-awareness, change any limiting beliefs and create new, productive behavior. All of this will have a happy and fulfilling impact on their life.
OGAV help the girls connect their head and their heart in a way that transforms their passion for their dreams into action for their life.
Leadership is “organizing a group of people to achieve a common goal”
At the most basic level, a leader is someone who leads other. While leadership is learned, the skills and knowledge possessed by the leader can be influenced by his or her attributes or traits, such as beliefs, values, ethics, and character. Knowledge and skills contribute directly to the process of leadership, while the other attributes give the leader certain characteristics that make him or her unique.
The girls will learn how to earnest their beliefs, values, ethics and character in developing leadership skills that they can use to their advantage to become a leader. Also, the knowledge and skills the girls acquired , provides the opportunity to demonstrate using leadership skills to accomplish community projects.