What We Do – OGAV’s Key Values

“Education is key to transformation”

Several studies highlight the fact that there are many barriers to education for underrepresented groups. OGAV focuses on girls who are part of the BIPOC community. Our programs create an enabling environment for young girls and women from different cultures to come together and express themselves, reducing mental stress and building self-confidence and the digital skills support nurturing interest in STEM fields.

We are passionate about nurturing, empowering and mentoring girls. So we teach, encourage and mentor them to:

ASPIRE

Dreams drive each of us. Whether you want to be a doctor, teacher, or an artist, your ambition can become a reality with the right mindset.

WE EMPOWER

We empower students with the tools and virtues to excel. We offer guidance in six key areas – Career Guidance, Skill development, Academic Skills, Character Education, Life coaching and Leadership development. These are holistic approaches that are impactful in empowering the girls and the culture of their school by making a difference.

ACHIEVE

OGAV runs student-centred focus groups and leadership workshops through our Learning beyond the classroom initiative. We are community-building people that are preparing a community of girls within the school for successful careers and lives that can, in turn, change the community positively.

We achieve our values through our initiatives collectively titled – ‘Empowerment Learning Series’ and ‘Learning beyond the Classroom.’ These initiatives specifically consist of the following:

  • Virtual Girls Hangout Sessions 
  • Mother-Daughter Event: A celebration of International Women’s Day that serves as a leadership event for young women and girls. 
  • STEM Schoool Club
  • STEM Summer Camp
  • Fall Event: Career Exploration Fair
  • Scholarship Program

For more information on each of these initiatives, please visit our Program overview

Community Engagement

OGAV also conducts outreach to the community in December to support:

  1. Women in shelter
  2. Families in our communities through religious organizations
  3. Young women with developmental disabilities