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“Although you may know that self-esteem has an effect on a girls’ life, you may not know how shocking some of the statistics are for the negative effects low self-esteem can have. To elaborate, here are some facts and statistics about low self-esteem on young girls:
• “Low self-esteem is actually a thinking disorder in which an individual views himself as inadequate, unworthy, unlovable, and/or incompetent. Once formed, this negative view of self permeates every thought, producing faulty assumptions and ongoing self-defeating behavior. ”
• Low self-esteem and low confidence discourages female students from pursuing STEM disciplines
• “Four in five girls believe they are not good enough or do not measure up in some way, including their looks, performance in school and relationship with others. Of those four in five girls, almost all (89 percent) of them opt out of important activities, such as engaging with friends and family and participating in activities outside of the house, when they don’t feel good about the way they look.”
• “78% of girls with low self-esteem admit that it is hard to feel good in school when you do not feel good about how you look.”
• “61% of teen girls with low self-esteem admit to talking badly about themselves (compared to 15% of girls with high self-esteem).”
• 75% of girls with low self-esteem reported engaging in negative activities”
WHAT CAN BE DONE?
It is our belief that this narratives can be changed and we are committed to helping girls break out of the shell of low self-esteem they have been placed. Girls can achieve a lot, this is evident from thousands of success stories shared across Africa and the world of females in Technology, entrepreneurship, leadership, innovation, sports and even politics.
#MyEsteem campaign is a one month online Self-esteem campaign that would span through October (October 1st- October 31st). It would feature stories of female from different background, ages and cultures who despite being female defiled all odds and broke the glass box of stereotypes to achieve their dreams and greatness.
To mark the International day of the Girl Child, (11th October, 2018) we would be reaching out to teen girls in schools for direct mentorship.
How do you come in?
• Sharing your stories to inspire a teen girl. (You can choose to remain anonymous)
• Volunteer to be a Facilitator/Mentor to reach out to secondary school students.
• Share our post to friends and family on our various Social Media Platforms
To participate, kindly register using the link below.