Advance Edukos Foundation hosted a Dignity Day on Saturday September 11, to educate girls about identity, belonging, purpose, positive decision-making, life choices and how to take care of and protect their bodies, said Wendy Abrahams, founder of the non-profit organisation said.
“Girls engaged with the facilitators on how others have spoken negative lies into their lives and how they believed those lies. They were given skills on how to squash those lies, they were encouraged to motivate themselves daily through positive affirmations,” said Ms Abrahams.
With the high teenage pregnancy and school drop -out rates, “we believe it is of utmost importance to upskill, educate, ignite, inspire and inform the youth”.
“This is our third Dignity Day since our inception. We have already impacted the lives of close to 100 girls,” said Ms Abrahams.
They will have another Dignity Day in November and girls between 12 and 18 who wish to attend can contact Zia Abrahams via WhatsApp on 072 257 5521.