Did you know that every year on 11th October, the International Day of the Girl, UNICEF launches an annual campaign with and for girls? Well when we learned of this at The Like Me CIC, we decided to use it as an opportunity to start our campaign to encourage, empower and inspire more vulnerable girls, primarily in Luton and Bedfordshire, to develop their confidence, courage and ability to celebrate themselves and others. This is the heart of Jasmine Mbye, Director and Founder of The Like Me CIC, as she knows what it is like to be a girl struggling with herself and feeling unsafe and alone.
Each year at our conference we launch our annual campaign of girl empowerment. This year our conference takes place on Saturday 17th October. The theme is 'My Voice' in line with UNICEF. It's crucial to ensure we support the wellbeing of our girls as they navigate through mind boggling times. Therefore, we have a range of events and activities that the funding from this campaign will support so our girls can be empowered and find and/or use their voice whilst enhancing their wellbeing. See the list below:
*The Girls Like Me L&B Conference October 2020
*Presenting Me Programme x2 (2020 and 2021 delivery)
*Goal setting and Aspirations workshops in January 2021
*Monthly Meet-ups starting in January 2021
*International Women's Day event participation March 2021
*Summer camp in August 2021.
The first ever The Girls Like Me Luton Conference took place last year on 11th October 2019. The theme was Anxious/ Stressed/ Depressed, No More! And we had inspiring speakers, engaging activities, developmental workshops and entertainment plus a fashion show! And, it was fantastic! All this to celebrate and show each girl that passions can be pursued and dreams achieved even when you face challenges like anxiety, stress and depression. The average rating from the girls which attended was 9.6 out of 10.
Can you give £5? Or maybe £10? Could you possibly give more? Maybe £50 or £150. Well, whatever you can give towards our campaign allows us to reach our goal of Empowering 1000 Girls with The Girls Like Me. The International Day of the Girl is a day to make a difference, yet it's just the start of our campaign. A real difference will come from consistent work and with your kind gift of any amount we can do just that.
If you want to find out more about the conference and The Girls Like Me, feel free to check out our website: https://www.thelikemecic.org.uk/the-girls-like-me/.
Thank you for your support!