Many obstacles can prevent girls from fulfilling their potential and becoming women who will change our societies. We believe however that special attention placed on training girls through education, design, development and collaboration can empower them to become Caribbean women who live meaningful lives and who work to improve their families, communities, islands and Caribbean region.
We want girls to grow into Caribbean women who live meaningful, healthy and successful lives. Educated women can better care for themselves and their families and are better equipped to escape a life of poverty for themselves and their children.
We want girls to grow into teenagers and women who know their self-worth, are confident and capable of making wise decisions for their present and future and love their multi-cultural, diverse, Caribbean heritage and community.
We want girls to become women who are innovative, creative and endering; women who have the courage to try relentlessly to address the problems that affect them and those around them using a design-led approach.
We want girls to become women who know that “together we conquer, divided we fall” and are able to work with others to improve their families, communities, islands and Caribbean region.
At GWR, it's not only about educating girls, Along their adolescent journey, we equip them with the tools, resources and opportunities they need to help them live meaningful lives.
Not only will a GWR Girl excel at her academic studies, but she will also be more tolerant of others, think creatively about how to curb an issue like gender based violence; how to aid another girl score better grades in her science class; or generate a more wide-scale solution such as combating water wastage in her community.
Through Girls With Roots, Caribbean girls will be able to develop as local leaders while building skills necessary to create a better life for themselves, support their dreams, their families and change their communities.