SPOT is an ongoing puberty education project that seeks to educate and empower young girls aged between 9 to 16 years old in Malaysia. The vision is to help young people become confident and resilient in making informed decisions for their well-being, now and for their future. We are optimistic and ever-evolving in our quest to remove embarrassment, stigma and fear around sex education. It is powered by youth volunteers and has successfully collaborated with 4 Soroptimist Clubs in Malaysia. The project has changed the lives of more than 10,000 girls already and has moved to the digital space in light of the pandemic. Now, SPOT wants to go bigger, better and more accessible to all.
Awarded AUD 4,000
This project addresses SISEAP's mission of empowering women while they’re still young girls by providing puberty and sexual health education to ensure they’re empowered and able to keep their body autonomy. By increasing education opportunities, SPOT seeks to reduce teenage pregnancies and provide resources to girls in unsafe environments. SPOT employs volunteers from corporate and civil spaces, which helps to increase awareness of sexual education in adult spaces and allows women to give back to young girls in safe spaces.
During 2021 and 2022, SPOT aims to deliver online talks and workshops to young girls and boys, psychosocial support to all beneficiaries (for pandemic related mental and emotional health issues), a reproductive and sexual health Q&A platform, provide supporting materials such as the SPOT Puberty Activity Book, as well as improve the education of girls, teachers, parents and volunteers.
The project aims to help over 100 women and 10,000 children.
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Soroptimist International is a global movement of women, with members belonging to more than 3,000 clubs in 126 countries/territories, spread over 5 Federations