Project B.I.G. (Beautiful Intelligent Girls )
"If you are too see real development in the world, the best investment is women"- Bishop Desmond Tutu
Project B.I.G. is the brain child of Founder and CEO Abigail Crawford. This researched based Life Skills and Leadership Programme aims to nurture and mould vulnerable young girls from marginalized , under resourced, socio – economic and educational backgrounds, at the most critical age of character development. This programme is designed to provide a 'space' to ignite the 'light' within through its Personal Mastery and Career Development programme.
B.I.G. affords a young lady the opportunity to envision her dream and unlock her potential within. The psychology of the model enhances teaching and learning, ensuring dynamic, innovative and resourceful practice in holistic development. Through this model we re-align the HEAD (Innovation) HEART (Inspiration) and the HANDS (Independence) pursuing balance within both personal and career spaces. The exploration of identity and understanding of self provides profound insight, enhancing the decision making required for personal life choices. The unique offering of Psychometric Assessment, Leadership Coaching and Career Mapping provide a young girl with a remarkable opportunity to make informed career choices, together with the job shadowing experiential training the programme offers.
Through this holistic development approach tertiary institute are recipients of well suited candidates, therefore also providing government and private sector with competent graduates.
B.I.G. impacts over 120 girls within 6 High Schools in the eThekwini District of Kwa-Zulu Natal. The Ukukhanya Development Trust purposes to expand and grow the project to national and international levels. It is partnered and supported by the Office of the Premier and the Department Of Social Development. This vacation leadership programme takes place during the April – (Head - Innovation) June – (Heart - Inspiration) and September (Hands- Independence) breaks followed by a leadership camp in December Vacation.
" Women are the bedrock of society " – Dr Rudi Kimmie