The Cahira Girls Empowerment Workshop
It is very easy to tell girls, ‘be strong, you are beautiful, you are capable, don’t do this, do that, don’t worry about that, who cares what others think, etc. What is missing is the idea of instilling worth. How do we raise a girl to feel she is worthy — worthy of good friends, worthy of healthy relationships, worthy of speaking her mind and of being heard, worthy of her dreams, worthy of trying something nobody else has done?
If someone doesn’t feel worthy, they might do something they don’t really want to do, because they don’t have the courage or strength to say so. They may be coming from a place of fear rather than a place of personal love, respect and power.
The Cahira Girls Empowerment workshop was a two day workshop focused on teaching the girls that they are valuable and have a voice, by giving them information and tools to use. When girls feel confident about their bodies, their intelligence, their worthiness and their sexuality, they have the opportunity to go into the world and fully express themselves- as girls, as women and as humans.