Last updated: 11 February

This year has been an unprecedented one. It has pushed us to really think about what we’re here for and how we can make sure we are still making a difference for girls and young women.

We want to thank you all for your ongoing support during the pandemic. We at GFS have inspired by the courage and resilience shown by our girls and young women during such a challenging time.

The GFS Big Dreamers’ Club

The GFS Big Dreamers’ Club is our new online space for girls. The pandemic has allowed us to think creatively about how we can build girls’ confidence, resilience and self-esteem.

Big Dreamers Club consists of various five-six packages of sessions for girls age 8-13 to focus on specific issues that are relevant to them. Our second programme is beginning on 23 February and is all about helping girls see themselves as leaders. You can find out more about it here.

Virtual GFS

A number of our groupsare holding their sessions online over Zoom. We are so grateful to our volunteers who have adapted ensure that girls have had the opportunity to speak to their friends. Friendships are incredibly important for young girls and we are happy to give them the chance to lean on their GFS community.

If you’re interested in joining a virtual GFS group, you can get in touch with any of the following, who are holding sessions.

GFS at home

With many parents at home and under pressure to keep children entertained, we felt that we could be a big help by making some of our activities available online.

We have released a number a themed activity packs that are fun for everyone and feature stereotype busting women that can help all children realise that girls can do anything.

If you’ve enjoyed the activities, take a picture and tag is in it on Facebook or Instagram – we love to see you having a great time.

Returning to groups

When planning our return to group, our top priority is the safety of the girls and volunteers. With this in mind, it is currently our intention to delay the reopening of groups until the new year. It is our sincere hope that it will be safe and practical to welcome girls back as soon as possible, but we will be guided by government advice.

We’d like to assure you that GFS has continued to work hard behind the scenes to make sure that we come back stronger than ever.