From Oct 15th to Nov, 13th 2017, thousands of young females across Africa shall be participating in the Female and More 30 days self esteem energizer! You can be one of them!!
Female and More is designed to raise the self-esteem of young females in Africa, emboldening them to aspire highly and to reach their fullest potentials through its 30 days self esteem module. The module contains 30 inspiring stories of African females of different ages, background and cultures who defied odds and societal stereotypes to achieve their dreams and greatness. Female And More believes that greatness lies within every female irrespective, and so every female must take responsibility to harness and achieve that greatness for social good.
To participate in the 30 days module, participants are required to read the story of one female icon per day during the 30 days series and to share their experiences with their peers in an exclusively female only online community. At the end of the 30 days, those who successfully complete the program shall be issued a certificate and can mentor others and serve as Female And More Enablers in their locality.
There is a prevailing narrative and mindset about women in Africa that inhibits women from reaching their fullest potentials and contributing to nation building.
For instance, some say females are weaker vessels. Females are home keepers. They are child rearers. They are inferior to males. They get married off and should not be educational invested in. Even from the family socialization, certain roles are reserved for females that undermines their self esteem. The media, culture, tradition and even religion in some ways undermine the self esteem of females.
Do you know that:
- 75 percent of girls with low self-esteem reported engaging in negative activities, compared to 25 percent of girls with high self-esteem.
- 85% of women and 79% of girls say they would opt out of important life activities when they don’t feel good about the way they look.
- 78% of girls with low self-esteem admit that it is hard to feel good in school when you do not feel good about how you look.
Source – National Report on the State of Self-Esteem by Dove Self Esteem Fund.
We are committed to changing the narrative. We know that females are more than just women! Females too are great leaders, innovators, entrepreneurs, politicians, industrialists, career technocrats, and sport legends, among others.
Hundreds of stories across Africa continue to demonstrate that female have huge potentials that the continent is not fully tapping and the time has come to further the environment that will allow our females to unleash their positive capital to accelerate development and growth in the continent.
You too can join the movement to be Female And More by signing up for the 30 days series today!
Emboldened females who aspire highly and are reaching their fullest potentials.
Young African females aged 15-35 years.
From Oct 15th to Nov, 13th 2017 thousands of young females across Africa shall be participating in the Female And More 30 days self esteem energizer.
From 15th October to 13th, November 2017, participants are required to read the inspiring stories of 30 African women of greatness.
At the beginning of each week, participants shall receive a soft copy of the stories for the week through their emails.
Participants are to read just one story per day. Each story is a short 2 page summary.
After reading the 2 page story, participants have the option of sharing an inspiration point from the story on the project Facebook page.
Every week, each participant is to submit a 1 page report about the key lessons and actions they are taking from the weeks story to raise their self esteem.
At the end of the 30 days, all those who successfully completed the program and submitted their weekly 1 page reports timely shall be graduated and issued a certificate of participation.
After completing the 30 days energizer, participants shall be encouraged to write and submit a great goal they aspire to achieve in 10 years time.
It shall be a 1 page document stating the goal, why and the basic steps to be taken to achieve the goal.
Those who submit a Goal to Greatness document shall also be grouped into teams of 7 as accountability partners to steadily check each other and inspire each other to greatness.
Registration and participation is absolutely free.
Kindly complete the application form and submit for selection.
Application deadline for this edition is October 19th, 2017.