The Pretty Powerful Campaign to empower young girls - a partnershp between Heartbeat and Bobbi Brown has kicked of when 20 of Heartbeat's young girls from the Katlehong and Vosloorus' Projects attended a workshop at Estee Lauder's Head Office in Kayalam. A week later it happened for 20 girls of our partner Project, Bell Valley, near Cape Town.
The girls have been treated from beginning till end - it started with breakfast, a surprise pack, tips on basic skincare and make-up sessions and ended with a lunch. They were motivated by the Bobbi Brown Regional make-up artist with these words from Bobbi Brown: "The secret to beauty is simple - be who you are" and "I believe all women want to look like themselves, only prettier and more confident!" Vivian Thakhuli, a former Heartbeat benefiaciary, gave the girls inspiration with her talk on Emppwerment - "beauty start with your inner-self (conficence, dreaming big, realising abilities) and it will automatically reflect on the outside".
All the girls agreed that it was a day to remember and that they have been empowered to be pretty powerful leaders of the future!
Vivian Thakhuli, the founder of IMBEWU Foundation, will start with her workshops in the near future. These workshops will develop a social platform for girls and young women from disadvantaged bacgrounds to build confidence. It will expose the girls to the opportunities that await them and educate them into channelling themselves towards breaking through and tapping into those opportunities. Through social development learning the girls will be moulded and groomed in thinking independently and taking control of their future.
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