EMPOWERING

FUTURE

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WHAT IF WE CAN BREAK
THE CYCLE OF POVERTY
through Girl’s Empowerment?

We can, if we become part of a systemic movement for CHANGE activating talent for good. Girl MOVE is a Grassroots Leadership Academy that creates innovative models of education to amplify talent, raise gender equality and promote sustainable transformation. We empower Girls and Women to be the next generation’s Changemakers through a mentorship model that sees every woman as a sister for impactful change. By taking part in their stories you raise the sisterhood’s voices and empower their future. And by empowering their future you plant the seed for world change.

Girl MOVE Academy was recognized by UNESCO in 2021 with the 2021 UNESCO Prize for Girls & Women Education

OUR PROGRAMS

For GRADUATED WOMEN
with CHANGEMAKER Attitude

This Program activates women Changemakers, amplify their leadership skills and prepare them to design impact driven careers.

After finishing this program, the employability with impact rate for our Girl MOVERS is over 80%, after 3 months.

For UNIVERSITY
WOMEN.

This Program unleashes the future of university students facing a decisive life stage where they have to take the next step to embrace new challenges.

90% of the university women part of this program progress in their studies or finish their degree with a defined life and professional plan.

For GIRLS of the 7th GRADE
MWARUSIS

This program promotes the progression to secondary school of all Mwarusi Girls by making them BELIEVE in the power of their dreams.

After finishing this program, the transition rate from primary to secondary level of school is 88% (vs 30% of national statistics)

All programs are connected by a mentorship model based on sisterhood circles.

SISTERHOOD & MENTORSHIP CIRCLES

All Girl MOVE’s programs are intertwined by this special way of seeing, doing and receiving mentorship. It’s this kind of trust and inspiration arising among teenage girls, university students and Girl MOVERS that helps to promote micro teams of Changemakers. Together, they generate a systematic change within the community. A Sisterhood of Girls with different ages, causes and talents, who elevate themselves and empower each other to make a change, first in Mozambique and, then, in the World.

ASHOKA

ASHOKA, the biggest network of social innovators in the world, recognizes
Girl MOVE Academy Mentorship Model as a disruptive element that generates systemic change in the world.

Our founder, Alexandra Machado, who is also an Ashoka fellow, explains in this video how our sisterhood mentorship works and impacts the surrounding communities.

OUR IMPACT PROJECTS INVESTORS
OUR ACADEMY
Between September 2018 and April 2019, the architect João Boto Caeiro and his team at RootStudio, in collaboration with the architect Paz Braga, worked on the design, planning and monitoring of our Academy construction, a project that involved more than 200 people.

The building aims to be a symbol of women’s leadership, a reference to the world, and a centre for knowledge creation, where disruptive ideas and visions can be embraced and discussed openly.

The project deeply impacted the local and extended community and Lúrio University. 85% of the building was made of brick, produced in site with traditional techniques. Students and local neighbours were invited to participate in the building process, so the knowledge was shared. The use of raw earth as a building material was very important to dignify something that normally is considered a poor material. The project had a great impact on the community, the University and even the Nampula region.

The Eco-campus Girl Move Academy is already a two times nominee for Building of the Year by Arch Daily, in the category of Educational Architecture.

ACADEMY LOCATION
NAMPULA, MOZAMBIQUE
Universidade Lúrio, R. nº 4250, Km 2.3,
BAIRRO DO MARRERE

girlmove@girlmove.org

MAPUTO OFFICE
MAPUTO, MOZAMBIQUE
RUA JOSÉ CRAVEIRINHA, 198

MARTA ROFF
STAKEHOLDERS ENGAGER MZ
marta.roff@girlmove.org

LISBON OFFICE
LISBON, PORTUGAL
AV. DEFENSORES DE CHAVES, 69, R/C ESQ

MARA SANTOS
STAKEHOLDERS ENGAGER PT
mara.santos@girlmove.org

OUR TEAM

ALEXANDRA MACHADO

Founder & CEO

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RITA MEGRE

Academic Director

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MARTA FIGUEIREDO

Sustainability Director

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JOANA LEITE

Program Director

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ROSÁRIO LEITÃO

Financial Director

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SHEILA MIQUIDADE

Program Director

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CRISTIANA PEREIRA

Grassroots Director

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MARA SANTOS

Head of Partnerships

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MARTA ROFF

Head of Partnerships

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INÊS BARRETO

Program Director

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INÊS ALEXANDRE

Head of Digital Ecossystem

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JÚLIA NIHIPO

Head of Sisterhood & Mentorship

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RAFAELA PINHEIRO

Head of Innovative Methodologies

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YARA RIBEIRO

Program Coordinator

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DIANA ABREU

Head of Funds & Impact Development

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JESSICA MATAVELE

Project Manager

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JOANA JÚDICE

Head of Design & Multimedia
Creative Strategist

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ELISA TAVARES

Storyteller & Content Strategist

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MARTA PEREIRA

Project Manager

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MARIA ARVELOS

Designer

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BRUNA STRUFALDI

Financial Coordinator 

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JOANA MARTINS

Financial Assistant

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MARIA VIEIRA

Operations Assistant

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ANTÓNIO LEITE

Program Cordinator

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BERNARDETE JERÓNIMO

Program Manager

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ARSÉNIA RESSIQUE

Program Manager

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LAILA DAVA

Program Manager

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VÂNIA CASSAMBAI

Program Manager

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EULÁLIA SAMBO

Program Manager

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MERLIN ANDRÉ

Program Manager

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JUREMA MUCUSSE

Program Manager

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FELÍCIA SUBETE

Program Manager

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ALZIRA GUETSA

Communications Assistant

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ROSITA CHICO

M&E Officer

JESSICA MONDLANE

Community Officer

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VÂNIA MATAVELE

Operations Assistant

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AGNALDO BATA

Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

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BELEZA PAULO

Local Support

AGOSTINHO VIEIRA

Local Support

SÉRGIO MOTERIUA

Local Support

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