Our Summer initiatives are a highlight in BelEve’s yearly calendar, and this year was no exception!
Designed to promote personal growth and empowerment of young girls and women, our summer programme is an extension of our year round activity. This summer we focused on the importance of ‘love’ as a core value: what it means for girls and young women to love themselves, their community and embrace differences.. Read on to hear about a few of our favourite highlights!
What are Personal Growth and Empowerment Programs?
When young women feel confident in themselves they will use their voice more in daily life and think more positively about themselves. Our personal growth and empowerment sessions are a way of inspiring young women to unlock their potential and have their voices heard.
We’ve set out the programmes by age group. The Summer BEAM program, offered a safe, fun and creative space for young girls 8-11 years old to share their experiences and learn from each other. With the Leadership Academy, for ages 12-15 years old being instrumental in nurturing young minds to become future leaders.
We hosted a range of workshops on mental health and body positivity, which
Highlights from each Event and Program
- The BEAM program saw an impressive turnout, with girls from various backgrounds coming together to share their stories and experiences. The power of Sisterhood was clearly evident, with girls one another in their journeys.
- The Leadership Academy was another success. The young leaders showed great potential and enthusiasm, keen to take on the mantle of leadership in their communities.
- The Younger Chapter project offered tools and resources to build self-esteem and embrace their individuality.
Results from our Empowerment Programs
Increased Participant Turnout
BelEve recorded an bumper turnout in all its summer programs. This growth shows the need for such programs and the positive impact they have on those who attend.
Positive Feedback from Participants
The feedback offered is a testament to the success of these events. Many participants expressed gratitude for the safe space to share, learn, and grow together.
Empowered Young Women
The ultimate achievement of these programs was the empowered young women ready to take on the world. Equipped with newfound knowledge and skills, they stood taller and stronger, ready for whatever comes their way.
Head over to our Instagram page to hear testimonials from girls and young women who attended our Summer programmes.
How BelEve Involves Employees in its Summer of Love Mission
Our team are the backbone of the organisation and by sharing in our mission, contributing to the planning and execution of every program and event. this enables us to make a tangible difference in the lives of so many young girls and women.
We are all actively encouraged to propose new ideas and innovative solutions to better serve our community. With this inclusive approach have achieved better results and also created a sense of ownership and responsibility among us.
We believe in leading by example and all our team are encouraged to embody the values that our organisation stands for, including empowerment, love, acceptance, and growth. This has created an environment that positively influences our community.
Reflection on the Summer Events and Programs
It is clear that programmes like ours are vital in the empowerment of young girls and women as they provide an important foundation to learn, grow, and experience a sense of community and sisterhood.
The increased participation and positive feedback reflects the effectiveness of these programs. They demonstrate the importance of providing a safe and supportive environment for participants to share their experiences and learn from each other.
The empowered young women who emerged from these programs are testament to the power of our initiative which promise a brighter future, not just for the participants themselves, but also for the communities they belong to.
The positive outcomes of these programs remind us of the power of love, acceptance, and community in personal growth and empowerment. Looking ahead, BelEve will continue to refresh and expand its programs, driven by its commitment to making a difference in the lives of young girls and women. As the saying goes, “Empowered Women, Empower Women”. And at BelEve, that’s exactly what we strive to do, every single day.