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Sisters are doing it for each other

LEAP marked the United Nations International Day of the Girl Child in October by asking some of the young women at LEAP what their dreams and wishes are for other girls in South Africa. Their answers clearly reflected the theme of the day, “Innovating for Girls’ Education”, and proved just what girls can achieve with each other’s support.

Sisters-1These are their wishes:

“My dream for young girls is for them to succeed, have degrees and excel in good, positive things.

Being a young girl in South Africa … I want to make a change in our precious country politically, socially and economically. I want South Africans to hear from a young girl’s perspective.


My dream in life is for girls to be treated equally and live free from sexual abuse.


I wish all girls knew how special they are in the world and how much they mean.

My dream for young girls is to pass Matric and study further. I dream that every girl in South Africa gets employed.

I want to achieve my goals. I want to make a difference in the country by helping people who are suffering.



As a young girl in South Africa my dream is that we live in a society where we are safe and all get the quality education we deserve regardless of our circumstances.

Sisters-3Finishing Matric means success!

I wish all girls knew that they are stronger than they think and they can do anything in the world as long as they never give up.”

Values - Everyone at LEAP commits to:

  • Being kind, honest and healthy
  • Being punctual and looking good
  • Working hard and never giving up
  • Admitting and learning from mistakes
  • Confronting issues and being open to change
  • Working together and sharing