Impact of The Initiative in Participants Own Words
The initiative gave participants…
POWER WITHIN: Growth in self-esteem and confidence.
“I’ve started to think more and more about my future and I know I can make what I want… I know I’m confident now and I know what to do.” Lydia – Uganda (Stage 1 Video diary).
“The first time I’ve arrived here in this hotel I thought I was never going to be able to learn or to make a film, but now I know I’m capable.” Gavi – Guatemala (Stage 1 Video diary).
“I dream for my future to work in something related to technology, be a reporter and share with people so they can reflect about things in Guatemala and about the things that are important for women.” Nury – Guatemala (Stage 1 Video diary).
“I’d like to put in practice what I’ve learnt in the training particularly with my family, because now I know we can assign roles, for example I can assign a task to my brother, one for my mother, and my mother to assign one to me, so we can all collaborate in the house.” Hermelinda – Guatemala (Stage 2 Video diary).
“Now I can facilitate, I can speak in public, I can hear and I get to know what I have to do, I can look and see and try to understand what is going on. I can think with my head and I know I can do something with my hands and I make a difference. I can get the information, and get what I want.” Lydia – Uganda (Stage 4 Video diary).
” I have changed the way I communicate with people since I joined this group…” Olivia – Uganda (Stage 1 Video diary).
“It’s very important for us women to come here and share with all my friends, and with the girls in my community as well, I know they will get other knowledge through me.” Ingrid – Guatemala (Stage 2 Video diary).
“I found adolescents are not scared of me, I was free to take and to counsel those who had problems because I have passed through those problems before…” Lydia – Uganda (Stage 1 Video diary).
“I was a participant of AO and I’m still here, so through my abilities I want to support it to find more donors for the program so it can continue in other communities, because I’m also the fruit of the program.” Irma – Guatemala (Stage 3 Video diary).