Girlguiding Cymru are a girl-led charity for girls and young women in Wales. As a trusted organisation, they promote equality and diversity, giving girls a voice and a platform to be heard. They provide strategic youth services in communities across Wales through a range of formal and informal learning approaches which support the development and well-being of our membership and are mindful of the importance of the Welsh language and Welsh culture.
What are the main aims of Girlguiding Cymru?
Since 1910, the aims and objectives of Girlguiding Cymru have remained constant in that we empower girls and young women to be their best and provide skills and opportunities to enable them to face the challenges of growing up in today’s society.
Their vision for delivery of Guiding is inclusive giving all girls an exciting, stimulating, modern and relevant programme of activities in an equal world where all girls can make a positive difference, be happy, safe and fulfil their potential.
How does Girlguiding Cymru’s work help Sport Wales to achieve an Active Nation?
Girlguiding Cymru aim to give their girls as many sporting opportunities as possible to help develop their confidence and skills in a safe and friendly environment. Over the last five years, Sports Wales have partnered with Girlguiding Cymru to offer their members extensive and exclusive opportunities to get involved in physical activity and sport within Wales.
Equality for women is important to Girlguiding Cymru and they want girls to have the same opportunities in sport as men. They recognise the value of sport and how important it is to provide a variety of experiences for our young members. Leadership opportunities are created for the girls themselves allowing them to be sports educators, peer mentors and young leaders.
How can Girlguiding Cymru support the wider network of partners in our united Vision for Sport?
To deliver their vision to ‘inspire the next generation of women in Wales’, effective partnerships are at the heart of Girlguiding Cymru’s sport mission. Working in partnership with National Governing Bodies - FAW Trust, Netball Wales and WRU – Girlguiding Cymru help provide additional training and workshops to girls.
Their Sports Educator programme offers Sports Leadership qualifications Level 1, 2 and 3. This provides opportunities to develop skills and confidence that girls can use on their journey in life. Completing the programme not only earns a qualification but it also gets you UCAS points which can help in applying for further education at University.