“I am born to win; I am born to reign in life. I am no ordinary person; I am destined for greatness.”
This mantra was recited by the scores of seven to 17-year-old girls who attended the first day of Camp Go Girl 2019 on Monday at the Sea View Farm Primary School.
Since its inception in 2015, Camp Go Girl has been transforming the lives of young females across the country through its focus on building self-confidence.
For the second consecutive year, Sandals Grande Antigua Resort & Spa has been one of the main sponsors of the event.
“As part of our commitment to the empowerment of the youth and even more so, our dedication to the development of the young females of this country, we at Sandals Grande Antigua are proud to be a part of an initiative that can make meaningful change in the lives of many,” Hotel Manager at Sandals Grande Antigua Resort & Spa Leighton Josephs said.
The camp is developed and executed by the Women of Esteem, a non-profit organisation which focuses primarily on the empowerment of women and girls. It is one of the 35 charities under the Halo Foundation. .
The event engages attendees in several activities and sessions, teaching them valuable life skills. These include, lectures on gender-based violence, selfconfidence and self-care. This year, the girls will also be taught crocheting, cake baking and gardening.
They will visit the Wadadli Animal Nature Park and hike to Monk’s Hill. Founder of Women of Esteem Malika Moffett said the camp has been having a positive impact on the attendees and noted that “a lot of parents have been talking about the girls’ self-esteem.”