Desi Girl Friendship Circle
From the work we do with ethnic minority women and girls, we learn from the girls that ethnic minority girls lack visible role models from the South Asian community. Young girls have told us that one of their greatest fears is poverty.
Desi Girl Friendship Circle is an opportunity for ethnic minority girls, mostly university students, aged between 18- 25 years old (mentees) to meet with passionate and committed South Asian women (mentors). The 2019-2020 project is funded by 12 mentors.
Details of the project
There are 6 Desi Girl Friendship Circle Dinners between September 2019 and May 2020. Each dinner give the mentees opportunities to network, ask questions, discuss issues and concerns, and hear the stories of successful, talented South Asian women.
For young girls/mentees
Access to successful South Asian women who are the mentors
Find role models: A network of experienced women who are willing to help them navigate personal and professional issues
Make trusted friends with young women their age in the ethnic minority community
Ask questions/ share concerns around themed discussions
Share information about physical, emotional and mental health
Provide a safe space to share their thoughts and concerns
Gain insights into the lives of young ethnic minority girls
Share their life experiences
Listen to the concerns of young women and give friendly advice
Share wisdom and knowledge
Give back to the society
Sponsors and supporting organisations
The 2019-2020 project is funded by the 12 mentors
For more information
Ms. Vinee Kapoor