#IamPossible

Keturah Shammah
Posted June 30, 2020 from Nigeria

Females as with their male counterparts have dreams and visions.  Unfortunately, the hopes and wishes of girls too often go unfulfilled because they believe those dreams are too big, too difficult to achieve or is masculine oriented.

#IamPossible is a Self-advocacy campaign by Girls Education Mission International which seek to nurture and safeguard possibilities of girls. It is a campaign to help young people most especially girls, define Success, Joy and Wellbeing in their own terms.

 It is no longer enough to blame circumstances.  For girls to define Success, Joy, and Well-being in their own terms, they need to develop a healthy self-esteem and confidence in their abilities right from an early age. #IamPossible addresses factors that hinders young women and girls from reaching their potentials.

One of innovative ways of bringing this perspective forward is to help girls change their lives by showing others like them and their routes to success. Through live events and digital conversations, incredible girls share their personal and intimate inspiring stories on how their lives changed having had to overcome immense barriers and how they are serving as role models to other girls in their communities.  

 

#IamPossible provides girls with opportunities and spaces both online offline to exhibit their talents and skills. By so doing, voices and abilities of remarkable girls which too often go unheard and unnoticed, influence public perception and interest for growth and development of girls. #IamPossible accelerate the potential girls seek to fulfill using digital communications to unite and employ girls’ voices and abilities.

 

During the 2020 #16days of activism against Gender Violence, the #IamPossible campaign mobilized, trained and dispatched resources to over 28 Volunteers across 18 States of Nigeria and Sierra Leone who reached out to over 11,000 people including girls , youth, parents, community, religious, traditional and political leaders advocating for ending discriminatory practices and promoting equal access to education for girls and boys respectively. Girls were engaged, energized, and motivated to see beyond their boarders, value their education, understand their rights and believe in their capacity to make their dreams possible and change their lives, communities and even the world. 

 

The campaign is aimed to reach global audience of million young women and girls ages 10-25.

If you are led to create lasting investment, please donate to our project  link https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/girls-scholarship-program/

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Chi8629
Jun 30
Jun 30

Thank you for sharing .

Jill Langhus
Jul 01
Jul 01

Hello Lovely Keturah,

How are you doing? Thanks so much for sharing your update and lovely photos:-) What a cute team!

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Hello, Keturah,

Those are really lovely photos of you and #IAmPossible girls. Your work is impressive and I'm happy you've reached a lot of girls in Nigeria and even Sierra Leone. Congratulations to you, dear Ambassador!

I hope you find donors to your movement. Keep up the great work!