The World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS), with over 10 million members in over 140 countries, is the largest voluntary organisation for girls and young women globally. It’s mission is to enable girls and young women to develop their fullest potential as responsible citizens of the world. The year 2010 marked 100 years since the start of the movement.
In Sri Lanka, the Movement has been empowering girls and young women for over 95 years. Our membership, which numbers over 30,000 in Sri Lanka, spans all 9 provinces. The Sri Lanka Girl Guides Association (SLGGA) is a non-governmental, non-religious organisation which is open to girls and women from all walks of life irrespective of caste, religion, and race.
The SLGGA follows a value-based, non-formal educational programme focusing on community development, environmental awareness, primary health care, drug abuse prevention, the girl child, adolescent health, HIV/AIDS and the integration of the differently abled into normal society. The Association also stresses on leadership training to encourage girls and young women to make their own choices in decision making at all levels.