So, it’s been a busy few weeks at Girl HQ and we are super excited that the Evening News has covered the project.
The article talks about our Girl Ambassador programme – but what is a Girl Ambassador and what do they do? We thought that it was important that girls were at the centre of this project – it is by them, for them and about them. With this in mind we set about trying to realise our idea of building a network of girls across Norfolk. These girls would help to lead the project and make sure that we’re heading in a direction that is relevant and useful to girls.
Girl Ambassadors will act as leaders within their communities (these could be schools, youth groups, villages or even just a few friends who are interested in the project). The Girl Ambassadors will be the main point of contact and will help to share the vision of Day of the Girl Norwich and celebrate and raise awareness of what it means to be a girl.
Because Norfolk is a big place and not all of it is served by public transport, we needed something that was more than just meeting up – although this is one aspect of what we are trying to do. Much of how we communicate as a network will take place online – using blogs and social media to set the agenda and co-ordinate the events.
We know that girls have got lots to say about what is good but also not so good about being a girl and what we hope to do with the Girl Ambassadors is to make sure that this project creates that space effectively.
Girl Ambassadors will play a big role in making GirlsRoar a lively place for discussion and sharing. GirlsRoar is our online initiative which we really hope will be led by girls from our community. You can find us on Twitter (@girlsroar) – so follow us and send us your tweets. Your tweets can be about something cool that has happened to you or something that annoys you or about anything else girl related!! If you’re not on twitter you can always #girlsroar on instagram and whatnot.
So, send us your thoughts, your pictures – or whatever else you’d like to share! We can’t wait to build a space that is really led by you!
If you would like to write or do something for this blog then get in touch – we’re always looking for enthusiastic girls who want to have their voices heard!
Over and out for now, from Tori and Sarah at Girl HQ!