Empowering young women. Personal development through education.

We facilitate life-skills workshops for girls in Grade 11 and Grade 12 at high schools in marginalised communities that are characterised by a lack of exposure to opportunities. Our workshops are conducted during the second and third terms (April to September) depending on funding. The workshops have a strong focus on skill-building exercises that support the girls’ development. Our workshops further allow us to identify girls who can become our Little Sisters in order for them to benefit from the support and mentorship of our Big Sister Network.

  • Urban environmental awareness and conservation
  • Recycling
  • School clean-up campaigns
  • Exposure to various careers in the green economy
  • Climate change basics
  • Reducing my carbon footprint

  • Funding higher education
  • Attending university open days
  • Transition from grade 12 to first year of university
  • Coping on campus
  • Professionals motivate the girls and expose them to various careers
  • HIV / AIDS
  • Sexual responsibility and planned pregnancy
  • Personal hygiene
  • I am my own #Blesser
  • Anti rape and GBV
  • Self defence

  • Assertiveness
  • Goal setting and life planning
  • Grooming and presentation skills

  • CV  / business plan writing skills
  • Corporate etiquette and interview techniques
  • My first job / my first business
Girls Education and Mentoring Initiative NPC T/A 18twenty8®
Reg. No.: 2011/002737/08 | NPO Reg No.: 088-821 | Level 1 BBBEE Contributor (Exempted Micro Enterprise) | PBO Reg No.: 930 036 859
96 on Fourth Street, Parkmore, Sandton, 2196, South Africa
Tel: +27 11 064 4810 | Cell: +27 60 798 7683
“18twenty8” is a Registered Trademark