Hope in Haringey, alongside local charity, Sister System, has launched a new project to give young women and girls in Haringey the confidence and skills they need to be the next generation of leaders.

In a collaborative project led by Sister System’s Cassandra Campbell and with Hope in Haringey’s Chloe Hedman contributing, the two are bringing a group of twelve local girls under their wing.

In frequent sessions using Harris Academy Tottenham (HATO), the team will develop these girls into a cohort of young leaders from the Haringey Borough.

Hope in Haringey believes a core part of this work is to develop young people and their confidence skills to be the next generation of leaders.

On the project, Chloe Hedman says: “It’s great to see the progression in these girls. This leadership programme is already transforming their confidence, especially in public speaking. Before they were terrified of it and now they are able to talk to a crowd with confidence.”

Forming part of an NVQ Level 2 qualification in Leadership, the sessions will prepare these girls for a Youth Advisory role for AfroUrbanFutures UK; a new initiative which will bring African diasporans together with students from Nigeria, Sierra Leone and Uganda. Together, this youth group will work on creating solutions facing young diasporans in the areas of health, education and environmental sustainability.