Global Connections

A Lasting Commitment

September 3, 2014 Global Connections

Student reflects on experience with YWLP in Nicaragua Before leaving for Managua, Nicaragua, my Jefferson Public Citizens (JPC) Team and I spent an entire semester and summer preparing for the two-week long trip. Since its founding a year ago, the mission of Hermanas Unidas Rompiendo Fronteras has been to adapt U.Va.’s Young Women Leaders Program […]

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Berinyuy’s Work in Cameroon Featured on UVaToday!

May 17, 2012 Global Connections

Caroline Berinyuy’s work for YWLP in Cameroon was featured in UVaToday on May 16. Berinyuy, a JPC Coordinator for YWLP, will receive her Ph.D. from the Curry School of Education this Sunday.  Click here for the full article.

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Young Women Leaders in Cameroon

December 8, 2011 Global Connections

Caroline Berinyuy, a doctoral student in the University of Virginia’s Curry School of Education studying girls’ education, has seen the trials and tribulations that young adolescent girls experience both in her native Cameroon and in the United States. After seeing how the U.Va.’s Young Women Leader’s Program helped young girls maintain confidence throughout their preteen […]

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Facilitating Sisterhood at Home and Abroad

October 3, 2011 Global Connections

While YWLP’s UVa site is well known and regarded across Grounds, at lesser known piece of the program concerns its Global Connections component. Incorporating the work of both YWLP graduate and undergraduate students, Global Connections encourages a broader world view of the issues that adolescent girls face both in the US and abroad. “The Global […]

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Young Women Leaders Program in Cameroon

September 26, 2011 Global Connections

The Young Women Leaders Program in Cameroon was founded in 2009 by Caroline Berinyuy. Berinyuy, a U.Va. Curry School doctoral student from Cameroon, determined the need for such a program after her research indicated a steady rise in dropout rates among Cameroonian high school girls. Beginning in the summer of 2009, Berinyuy set up six […]

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