The devastating crisis of COVID-19 is impacting adolescent girls through unprecedented school dropouts and learning losses, compromised health care and a lack of vital resources such as menstrual supplies. So 12-year-old Patience and 13-year-old Kashish set out to tackle this issue in Uganda.
Author: Crystal Sprague
Crystal Sprague is the Executive Director of Global G.L.O.W. and oversees the strategic direction and implementation of all programming for the organization. A long-standing advocate for girls and women around the world, Crystal has 15+ years of experience working with mission-led organizations, including over 12 years of direct practice with at-risk youth in the US and internationally.
The Resilience of Girls in the Face of a Global Pandemic
Girls around the world are creatively speaking out and showing themselves to be leaders of change in their communities—even in the midst of a pandemic that has immobilized many. Through their actions, these girls are becoming more resilient and strong. They are inspiring others to have hope for a future where all can flourish and are making their communities stronger in the process.