BlessedGirls are leading around the world!
This past summer we held our first global leadership summer academy in Georgetown, Guyana. Following the summer academy we offer monthly workshop to continue our academic, social and personal development training. At our Fall BlessedGirls Global meeting the girls were trained on the power of influence and their ability to positively influence their classmates and community as they began a new school year,
The girls were offered the opportunity to participate in a essay contest. Assigned title of the essay was “I am BlessedGirl and I influence other by……”
Landra Richards is our essay winner. Landra is an 18 year old college student studying biology at the University of Guyana. She submitted an essay that truly conveys the values and mission of BlessedGirls.
Landra will receive a custom BlessedGirls hoodie and a Visa gift card.
Here’s an exert from her piece.
Help us celebrate our winner!
“Being able to positively influencing others began with me being BOLD enough to be myself. When I am able to fall in love with the gifts God has drilled into me and express myself with confidence, this same energy passes on to my peers that are itching do the same because then they think ”if she can do it, so can I”. I influence others by advocating for Equality for everyone from all walks of life. Frances Wright said that “Equality is the soul of liberty; there is, in fact, no liberty without it”, everyone deserves to be free but creativity and individuality is compromised when we act unfairly. For this reason I believe it’s important to stress on the right for equality. I am Determined to achieve great things, the goal of global equality included. Being a positive influence to others invokes that motivation that everyone needed as kid, however, like me, many people have grown without this. Nevertheless, I still choose to be bold, to lead, excel, shine, soar, strive for equality and stay determined!
I am Blessedgirl. I positively influence others. Now it’s your turn to do the same”
We are super proud of Landra and look forward to her continued success!
Stay tuned! We have some amazing young ladies doing incredible things!
Presidential Invitation to Africa – BlessedGirls is heading to Africa! World Civility Ambassador with IChange Nations Dr Anana Phifer-Derilhomme will attend H.E. Denise NKURUNZIZA International Women Leaders’ Conference. H.E. First Lady NKURUNZIZA is the only ordained minister currently serving as a first lady of any African nation. Last years conference welcomed 114 delegates from 24 nations. Dr. Phifer-Derilhomme will attend and share the vision programs that BlessedGirls has to offer to empower our youth with skills, training and inspiration to help end poverty, climate control and human/equal rights.
We also will provide musical instruments for the children in The Burundi Children’s Heritage Organization. The organizations mission is to: create the excellent primary, secondary schools and even universities, supervise and aid people considered most vulnerable i.e. orphans, widows, widowers, people who are handicapped, elderly, and Batwa tributes, fight for the human light in general particularly those in infants, sustain the visions of the youth, fight against the transmission of AIDS/HIV and others sexually transmitted illnesses, create the orphanages and centers for the elderly, participate in environmental protection, hold conferences, seminars and crusades for the youth, collaborate with other organizations or people in the country and abroad in order to benefit of the children who are vulnerable and the elderly.
The Children’s Organization is currently raising funds to provide musical instruments for the children, as we believe music is life and that’s why we have heartbeats. We ask that you join us because “If you help the children of today, you help the adults of tomorrow”
BlessedGirls would like to support the children in Burundi by providing band instruments during our visit.
As summer comes to an end, we reflect on all the great things that have taken place.
In addition to our first every Global BlessedGirls Summer Camp in Guyana, South America we held our every 1st Youth Leadership Meeting at the University of Westminster in London, UK!
August 18, 2019, BlessedGirls gathered youth from London and the United States on the beautiful Marylebone Campus at the University of Westminster. The teenagers shared in a panel discussion on their roles as influencers in the community. They also identified those who have influenced them personally.
Anana Phifer-Derilhomme to trained along side fellow John Maxwell Team member Titi Timowo. Anana gave the teenagers a preliminary DISC profile assessment which reveals their personality styles and possible career paths. Titi empowered the youth with “I Am” statements to affirm their strengths, identity and growth opportunities.
We had the pleasure of having a exceptional British teenager artist, speaker, entrepreneur, and author Shernorva Abioma. Shernova shared her story of success and strategies for reaching your full potential.
It was a great event for the youth and the adults who attended. We will continue to empower, educate and inspire youth around the world.
If you would like to schedule a workshop for your youth group and/or have Anana as speaker or trainer email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are committed and dedicated develop youth leaders around the world who will stand up for equality, and Be Bold! Be You!