East Girls Project at The Rooted Forum aims to plant seeds of empowerment, creativity and leadership through nurturing, supporting and guiding young girls to blossom into confident, inspiring, successful women who will be role models and the leaders of tomorrow.


East Girls Project ensures equality of service provision and integrated female empowerment initiatives that address the needs of young women. We work proactively with girls and young women to reengage socially isolated young girls into mainstream provision such as education, employment, training and community work. Through the provision of ‘all girls’ youth club sessions and holiday schemes East Girls Project helps contribute to local regeneration by encouraging more women from ethnic minority backgrounds to access existing services and to become positive and productive members of wider society.

Who we work with

East Girls Project works with young girls aged 13-19 from Tower Hamlets who are disadvantaged, socially excluded and facing barriers to accessing services. East Girls Project works directly with teenage girls in an informal setting on their physical, social, emotional, mental and spiritual wellbeing as key focuses areas to their personal development. Many young people are not always fortunate to have adults whom they can trust, relate to or confide in therefore East Girls Project have experienced qualified female youth workers who are able to  cater to needs.

Needs Analysis

East Girls Project services are centred in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets (LBTH) with a high concentration of black and minority ethnic (BME) residents with almost one quarter of all LBTH residents being under the age of 20 whom reflect our target audience. Statistics have shown that Tower Hamlets has a high teenage pregnancy and abortion rates which is a cause for concern for parents and the wider community alike. These statistics evidence reasons why East Girls Project is a much needed service provider to address needs and provide access points for assistance.

What we deliver

We deliver a culturally sensitive service and provide a safe space for young girls to socialise, voice their opinion, gain new skills, access services and offer guidance and support through one-to-one mentoring. Furthermore, we also offer volunteering opportunities for young people and accredited training which benefits participants professionally in further education and future career prospects.

Opening Times

East Girls Project runs its session every Tuesday and Thursday from 4:30pm until 7:30pm at our centre throughout the year (excluding public holidays). We also run Monday sessions at Mulberry School for Girls 3:45pm-4:45pm.


Sessions are delivered from Tarling East Community Centre unless the activity is not center based.


There are various activities, workshops and accredited learning taking place designed to up skill young females.


During the Holiday periods the project operates extended opening hours to deliver holiday activities.