Unlimited Potential in Every Young Woman

At Women’s Education Project’s Leadership Academies, young, marginalized women become self-reliant, resilient, informed, skilled and civically engaged leaders, earners and changemakers. Within a spirited Sisterhood, they transcend social pressures gaining confidence and skills to enter formal sector employment or entrepreneurial occupations of their own choosing – prepared to make lasting change in their lives, families and communities.

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Our Pathway to Change

By providing partner NGOs, the Leadership Academy, supported by the Women’s Collaboration Lab, our flexible, holistic, culturally adaptably grassroots model, ensures an enduring supportive community – a Sisterhood – for young women, who as earners, leaders and changemakers, increase their nation’s GDP, while laying the groundwork for a gender-equal society.

While every aspect of our Leadership Academy program addresses each of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, Goal #5 – Gender Equality – overarches our work.

Our Approach

Young women ages 15-24, at risk of entering early marriage, dropping out of school and entering low-wage employment, attend WEP’s Leadership Academy. In this vision-expanding, holistic, experiential and arts-based curriculum, utilizing local resources and culture, young women gain confidence, skills and self-reliance to:

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Graduate from secondary education, pursue higher education & vocational training programs.

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Recognize her ability to be a leader & make lasting change.

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Earn — aware and prepared to pursue her opportunities and interests and resilient & flexible to adjust her course.

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Advocate for herself & others.

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Be knowledgeable in health, nutrition, gender issues, rights, culture & personal finances.

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Access community resources & guide others to them.

Our Program

WEP’s Academies, housed within effective NGO partners throughout India, are supported by our Women’s Collaboration Lab.

Leadership Academy

A flexible, five certificate, classroom and activity-based curriculum completed in 1-2 years, providing life skills within a community of peers.

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The Lab has three elements: A partnership Consortium (training, space to share program issues), the Connects (to ensure local financial sustainability) and Special Student Programs (scholarships and courses). 

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Mission

For women to become confident, knowledgeable, skilled and economically independentbeyond the expected, inspiring the values of a global world.

Her contributions are significant. Her needs are urgent. The world can’t wait.

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