Our vision: A world where all girls and young women fulfil their potential

Our mission: To provide opportunities for girls and young women to develop their confidence, self-esteem, wellbeing and resilience.

Our values: To engage every girl, young women, parent, volunteer and member of staff with kindness, trust, respect, empathy and compassion (as informed by our Christian heritage).

Executive director’s notes:

“Girls and young women growing up today face a wide variety of challenges. Many who lack the skills and abilities to confidently address these issues, find themselves trying to cope with low self-esteem, anxiety, loneliness and depression. In numerous instances, this can manifest itself in self-abuse, body image issues and eating disorders.

The support, attention and space these girls and young women need may not be provided at school or in the home. GFS endeavours to provide that support in a safe, single gender and non-judgemental environment.

Since 2016 we have consulted widely with volunteers, members, staff and other stakeholders to undertake a strategic review of the organisation and develop a new three-year strategic plan.”

Paul Rompani, Executive Director
Girls Friendly Society

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