Providing learning and leadership opportunities that enable young women to lead positive change in their communities.
Visionaria (noun, feminine)
One who has dreams for the future and plans for success with creativity and confidence.
THE PROBLEM IS REAL
Globally, machismo and other patriarchal social norms perpetuate inequality – including unequal access to education and unequal opportunities – for women and girls. This inequality adversely affects girls’ aspirations and self-esteem and inhibits girls’ abilities to be effective agents in their own lives and in society.
This is where Visionaria comes in…
“Visionaria helped me gain confidence to speak in front of public and speak my mind, to leave aside other peoples’ judgments around my thoughts and ideas…it taught me how to say: I will, I believe, I can, I will achieve, I think, I feel.”
– 2016 Participant
VISIONARIA FOR SCHOOLS
Visionaria Network created a program for Secondary Schools, “Visionaria for Schools” to integrate into existing classtime and curriculum requirements. The program is comprised of:
(1) Empowerment, Leadership, and Sustainable Development lesson plans and
(2) team-based social innovation projects.
This combination of learning experiences positively impacts the following areas of personal development:
(1) Personal Awareness & Affection
(2) Connection & Relation to Others
(3) Professional Skills
(4) Personal Agency
(5) Leadership Capacity
Visionaria Network offers training and support services for educators and socially driven organizations.
Our U.S.- and Peruvian-based staff deliver the Visionaria Empowerment Course tailored to the needs and interests of educators, administrators, and social workers and their youth stakeholders.
We also organize and host intensive versions of the Visionaria Empowerment Course
(5-7 day Visionaria workshops, followed by social innovation projects of varying lengths).
Each Visionaria program involves a new collaboration among adolescent girls, boys, and community leaders.
examining personal behaviors, reframing negative thoughts, and building self-efficacy.
discussing community needs, connecting with stakeholders, conducting analysis, and exploring leadership qualities.
among youth, educators, and community leaders.
An online campaign for girls to claim their voice and share their visions.