Last Sunday, 15 girls between 11 and 15-years-old had an amazing day participating in an art program called “Mighty Fingers Facing Change.” What an amazing day we had!
The idea of this art program is to make girls more aware of themselves, their possibilities and how to stand strong in their community. This brings together creativity, communication, and a sense of connected girl power all over the world.
It took our girls just a little bit of time to overcome their shyness within this very new way of learning and creating, but soon enough shyness was not a problem anymore.
The questions that they girls were asked helped them think about themselves and the community they live in, how girls are treated and how they can stand strong. Also they discussed how they can work on changes to make things better for girls and for the whole community, one little step at a time.
“Were do you go to for support?”
“What is your strongest talent?”
“What qualities does a friend have to have?”
“What do you like about your community?”
And how our girls liked it … and answers came;
“I go to my mother or my childcare worker, for I can trust her.”
” I am kind to others,” or “I love talking with people,” and “I am good in mathematics.”
“A friend needs to be wise and kind,” and “A friend needs to be trustworthy and funny.”
” I like that my community helps each other,” and “I like that it is clean in my community.”
And as the symbols filled their bags, slowly an idea for a final “portrait” of themselves in paint, began to take form in their head. Such a beautiful process.
Beside the impressive growth that the girls went through in such a short time, the end results were just amazing!
After painting their portraits, the girls also worked on a large painting that the artist Kelly is making with different girls from all over the world, as she visits them to work on this program.
What an amazing experience to be part of and to feel the power of teenage girls changing their world one little step at a time. They are strong and beautiful and by joining hands they have ‘Mighty Hands’ together, that can make a change.
WE are BEAUTIFUL!
Thank you Kelly, Aiden and Toni.
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