RRFW views that learning important life skills and preparing for adulthood helps increase confidence and stability in a young woman’s life. Better-informed young women are more able to navigate their own life decisions as well as more confident in creating positive futures for themselves. Young women who are well-prepared for their future are able to help and mentor others (respectfully) as they grow up because they have the skills and resources they need. 

Financial Literacy

RRFW recognizes the importance for young women to be financially literate in order to take control of their personal economics with confidence. Participants will work with each other while learning to understand finances and become financially empowered. While supporting each other on this important learning process, participants will be able to share best practices with each other, as well as lessons learned, and be encouraged to help teach each other respectfully. More importantly, participants will be able to learn important life skills in a fun environment, encouraging them to master their own financial literacy. With the guidance from financial professionals and Council for Economic Education materials and affiliated partners, partners will learn how to understand their finances.

Participants will also learn:
  • Basic economics
  • Basic financial management
  • Checkbook and ledger balancing
  • Investment priorities and essentials
  • The importance of savings
  • Important financial laws and regulations

How to be a mother

RRFW wants to ensure that young women understand the importance of preparation for motherhood. RRFW firmly believes in the importance of educating young women about what it means to be a mother and the planning necessary to successfully raise children so that future generations of girls (and boys) will receive what they need to thrive early on. Participants will explore what mothers-to-be need to provide for themselves (and the baby) in order to bear healthy children, suchas necessary vitamins and nutrients. This will touch on the 1000 Days requirements the UN have emphasized to provide children a chance at living with good health. Participants will come to understand the responsibility of motherhood in a mature way, and emerge from these lessons feeling confident in their ability to make informed decisions about their potential readiness or desire to become a parent. Midwives,obstetricians, Planned Parenthood-affiliated partners and communitysupporter that work with motherhood will guide participants through exercises to help them understand the crucial information needed for healthy decisions regarding motherhood.

Participants will also learn:
  • Pre-natal health practices, with an emphasis on the importance of observing them
  • The time commitment of motherhood
  • The financial obligations of raising children
  • Affordable resources available in the community for supporting maternal and child health

Internationally the girls will also be exposed to the following:

Micro finance & Financial Literacy

RRFW will provide a Micro finance component with two prongs of financial access for young women to help them finance their personal lives and micro-enterprises. The first prong will be a microcredit, or a micro lending program. Participants will engage in small selfhelp groups where they take out small loans to afford their personal endeavors, or help finance bigger-budget investments, such as buying a bicycle or helping get materials for creating their own business. Participants will then help motivate each other in gaining revenue and paying back the loans within the repayment period of each loan. The second prong will be a savings program, where participants will be given financial tools that will allow them to save small amounts of money securely. That way, participants will be creating for themselves a more sustainable way to afford the more expensive investments they want to make without having to take out and repay a microloan.

RRFW also recognizes the importance for young women to be financially literate in order to take control of their personal economics with confidence. Participants will work with each other while learning to understand finances and become financially empowered.While supporting each other on this important learning process, participants will be able to share best practices with each other, as well as lessons learned, and be encouraged to help teach each other respectfully. More importantly, participants will be able to learn important life skills in a fun environment, encouraging them to master their own financial literacy. With the guidance from financial professionals and Council for Economic Education materials and affiliated partners, partners will learn how to understand their finances and create ways to end financial scarcity.

Partcipants will also learn:
  • Basic economics
  • Basic financial management
  • Checkbook and ledger balancing
  • Investment priorities and essentials
  • The importance of savings 
  • Important financial

Literacy & Education

RRFW wants to make sure that young women are able to grow up with the skills they need to feel confident in their future and improve their livelihood. RRFW is dedicated to decreasing the amount of illiterate, uneducated women in developing countries, and will support and facilitate learning for young women that encourage skills training as well as basic education competencies. Participants will work gaining income generating skills that will help them gain confidence and self-respect due to financial empowerment.Because of their improved skills and knowledge, participants will gain the respect of community members that will further improve their lives. They will also work to suppor tand respect each other as they work on gaining skills and education that they otherwise would have been denied. With the aid of educators, tutors, and educated volunteers,participants will be able to acquire an education and become literate and numerate,setting them towards a bright and sustainable future.  

Participants will also learn:
  • How to read both for personal and professional excellence
  • How to count and understand numbers and symbols
  • Income-generating skills that encourage micro-enterprises and entrepreneurship
  • Best practices for a set of vocational skills

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