Did you know that Friday, 11th October is the International Day of the Girl? Well when we learned this at The Like Me CIC, we decided to use it as an opportunity to start our campaign to encourage and empower more vulnerable girls in Luton and Beds to develop their confidence, courage and their ability to celebrate. This is the heart of Jasmine Mbye the founder of The Like Me CIC, as she knows what it is to be a girl struggling with herself and feeling alone.
So our campaign of girl empowerment starts with the first ever The Girls Like Me Luton Conference with the theme Anxious/ Stressed/ Depressed, No More!
We're providing inspiring speakers, engaging activities, developmental workshops and entertainment plus a fashion show, all to celebrate and show each girl that passions can be pursued and dreams achieved even when you face challenges like anxiety, stress and depression.
We want every girl to see just how valuable starting on this special day. Our conference will provide a safe environment, food and refreshments. Empowering 100 Girls with events like this costs and although we have received some funding from Near Neighbours for our conference we need more financial support. Hence why this campaign has been created. The date of our conference is near and we want our girls to be able to attend without concern about the cost. And remember, this is just the beginning!
Can you give £10? Or maybe £15? If so, £15 pays for one girl to be empowered by attending The Girls Like Me Luton Conference. Can you give more? Maybe £100 or £250. Well, whatever you can give towards our campaign allows us to reach our goal of Empowering 100 Girls with The Girls Like Me. The 11th October is a day to make a difference and with your kind gift of any amount we can do just that. Beyond that date the we plan to do the following:
*Goal setting and Aspirations workshops in January 2020
*Monthly Meet-ups starting in January 2020
*Valentine's event in February
*Women's Day celebration in late March/early April
*Summer camp in August
To see how the funds will be spent please see below.
Thank you! http://thelikemecic.org.uk/girls-like-me/
The funds will be spent as follows:
£1000 = entry for 100 girls as PA system hire, a meal, refreshments x2 are covered
£300 = Goal setting and Aspirations workshops in January 2020
£350 = Monthly Meet-ups starting in January 2020
£600 = Valentine's event in February
£150 = Women's Day celebration in late March/early April
£600 = Summer camp in August