Our scholarship funding helps to change the lives of many young girls who would not otherwise be able to attend a quality school or university. The Yacoobi private schools are always looking for useful training topics to present to female students to help their growth into confident young women. The education at the schools is holistic including academic, arts, sports, leadership, citizenship and personal development.
This year a workshop was held on self-confidence which was attended by 50 girls aged 14 to 18. The girls learned that self-confidence is about an attitude your skills and abilities. It is centered on self-acceptance and trust in yourself and conveys a sense of control of one’s life. They learned about their strengths and weaknesses and to develop a positive view of themselves.
One participant said, “I learned to choose a bold, engaging, yet polite tone in speaking, to show my confidence. This will increase your self-esteem and make you believe in yourself. To look serious, not too excited or nervous and to not laugh too much. If people see a sense of leadership in you, they will pay more attention to what you say.”
Another workshop about public speaking was held for 23 girls aged 15to 23 years at the Yacoobi English Center. This center is an English language only facility which accelerates language acquisition through an intensive program. One staff person said, “At the start most students did not know how to speak in public and were very shy. Now they are confident in presenting their ideas and engaging with an audience. They feel more positive about themselves and have a positive outlook.”
The special two year-long Leadership Class at the Herat Yacoobi private schools, has increased in size and now has 25 female students. This class also provides lessons in self-confidence and public speaking as well as a range of other topics such as citizenship, English, reading, science and civic engagement opportunities
Helping girls develop into well-rounded, confident young women is the goal of all the education at the schools. We want girls to reach their potential, be able to advocate for themselves and to contribute their talents to society.
Attached is the 2021 Annual Report of the Sakena Fund, which we are sure you will find interesting.
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