Schools and groups

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Your school or community group can make a huge contribution to Womankind. Fundraising for us is a great way to come together, have fun and be creative to improve the lives of women and girls worldwide.

What your school or community group can achieve:

  • £126 could pay for a community meeting with men and women to increase awareness of women’s rights and violence against women in Ethiopia.
  • £240 will pay for six group therapy and counselling sessions for three women survivors of violence in Kenya.
  • £1,200 could pay for teaching resources to boost the leadership skills and confidence of 30 vulnerable girls from a girls’ leadership group in Zambia.
Please contact us to tell us about your plans; contact Esme on Esmerelda@womankind.org.uk or 020 3735 5558. We’d love to hear what you’re doing and we can promote it on social media as well. Complete our form to order materials like leaflets, balloons and posters.

Inspiration

Set up a supporter group
Jo Adams set up a supporter group in Dorset. They organise a range of events, including their hugely successful second hand jewellery stalls. It’s amazing how much a few friends with a few spare Saturdays can raise.

Organise a memorable event
Year 9 girls at Ricards Lodge School in Wimbledon set up a beauty parlour offering services like henna tattoos and manicures to raise money for Womankind. They also challenged their teachers to a sponsored rounders match and raised £640 to boost their funds.

Resources for teachers
If you would like to work with your students on women’s rights we have some easy to use secondary school resources that you can download or request from us. Each aspect links into relevant sections of the curriculum.

  • Fundraising and Campaigning Pack – This is for teachers and explains why and how you can engage your students in campaigning and fundraising for women’s rights. It has practical examples and tips for each section.
  • Assembly Guide – This guide outlines a 20 minute assembly on women’s rights that can be used for male and female students to lead for their peers.
  • Lesson Plan – Our ‘Equal Rights – what gets in the way?’ lesson plan is an hour long and is excellent for citizenship classes.
  • PowerPoint quiz – The quiz can be used in lessons, assemblies or other activity days and teachers can choose to use the whole quiz or tailor it to their students’ needs.