FROM STAND UP, GIRL ! TO ... STAND UP ! ACADEMY
In our 2018 Stand up, Girl! project, we have the ambition to support over hundred Indian underprivileged girl students from the lowest Dalit caste. The gender programme is primarily aimed at their self-empowerment through education.
Eligible girls can receive a financial incentive of 1 euro per day during their study career. Rather than seeing this scholarship as charity that structurally maintains inequality, it is a leverage in the hands of the girls themselves.
In return for a financial compensation, girls participate to eco-workshops and engage themselves as eco-ambassadors for the youth in their local village.
Most of the students come from small farmerholders families. They therefore have sufficient affinity with sustainable food chains and want to pass on this early knowledge of ecology to future generations.
THE IMPACT OF COVID 19
The effects of the Covid 19 crisis are still having a major negative impact on the general wellbeing of girls and youth in general. Physical distances and lack of modern means of communication further reinforced the physical and digital isolation during the months of hard lockdown. This caused irreversible damage to vulnerable communities, also many years after the lockdown.
Stand up! Talent Academy wants to restore well being by talent development, combined with responsible citizenship for the planet and its habitants. It continues to start from a socio-ecological agenda.
THE STAND UP! TALENT ACADEMY
The Stand up, Girl! project has been incorporated into a new holistic project on responsible and future-oriented leisure, organized by adolescent girls for the youngest generations.
Over 2000 student girls and kids involved in our kick off event
The primary aim of this Stand, up ! Academy is to offer student girls an open, reality-based window on their own talents and possible future professions. Secondly, these girls empower - on their turn - each other and an entire new generation girls ànd boys from an early age.
The fight against isolation and education drop-out is thus positively interpreted with a recruiting programme for different ages and target groups, consisting of the following pillars:
- Training and practice on integral ecology;
- Responsable eco-actions, such as clean up, "plogging" etc.;
- Creative Talent Academy;
- Young ladies cricket teams;
- "Appetizer class for the future": orientation workshops and external visits for later study and professional life;
- Digital hub.
2022 TALENT HUNT