EMPOWERING

FUTURE

GENERATIONS

4GOOD

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.

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

RITA MEGRE

Academic Director

MARTA FIGUEIREDO

Sustainability Director

JOANA LEITE

Program Director

ROSÁRIO LEITÃO

Financial Director

MARA SANTOS

Stakeholder Engager PT

MARTA ROFF

Stakeholder Engager MZ

NÁDIA BRÁS

Changemaker LAB Manager

INÊS ALEXANDRE

Talent Activator Manager

SOFIA BARBEIRO

Fundraising Strategist

IVA MONTEIRO

Engager for Change

TERESA CORTE REAL

Program Coordinator

JÚLIA NIHIPO

Program Coordinator

DALVA TEMBE

Program Coordinator

PALOMA MATUSSE

Mentorship Training & Supervision

JOANA RIBEIRO E CASTRO

Project Manager

JESSICA MATAVEL

ChangemakerLAB Activator

JOANA JÚDICE

Creative Strategist

ELISA TAVARES

Storyteller & Content Strategist

MARTA PEREIRA

Marketing & Communications Specialist

MARIA EIRÓ

Events & Campaigns

BRENDA RODRIGUEZ

Operations Manager

BRUNA STRUFALDI

Financial Coordinator PT

CRISSALDA BADUEIRO

Financial Controller MZ

ÉNIA GARRINE

Financial Controller MZ

LUÍSA FREIRE DE ANDRADE

Head of Logistics & Operations

ROSSANE ANZA

Operations Assistant

CACILDA NANHISSE

Operations Assistant

BERNARDETE JERÓNIMO

Training Activator

ARSÉNIA RESSIQUE

Training Activator

LAILA DAVA

Training Activator

ALÓDIA NHACA

Training Activator

VÂNIA CASSAMBAI

Program Assistant

ROSITA CHICO

Monitoring & Evaluation

ÉBULA ABEA

Field and Education Officer

BELEZA PAULO

Local Support

AGOSTINHO VIEIRA

Local Support

SÉRGIO MOTERIUA

Local Support

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