Empowered Girls Workshop

Come along and enjoy an afternoon of fun workshops geared at empowering girls both physically and mentally! Attendees will leave with tools in their hands to leave them feeling confident and ready to take on challenges! This event is open to all girls in Years 7-10. There is limited space so register early to avoid being disappointed.

Sun 30th Oct 2022
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
St Chads Church, 38 St Johns Road

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The Hunger Project is excited to host an afternoon for our girls in celebration of International Day of the Girl! Through our work ending hunger in India, Bangladesh and across 8 different countries in Africa we know how powerful an empowered girl can be.

She can end hunger, end discrimination and change the world!

As we celebrate International Day of the Girl, The Hunger Project is pleased to host an afternoon to celebrate and empower girls here in Aotearoa. 

RSVP now to attend our afternoon event where attendees will: 

  • Hear advice from Ellie Bambury from The Big Sister Project on navigating the ever changing friendship dynamics and other issues faced by girls in their early teen years. Ellie is a life coach and is great at giving young women the tools they need to step into their own power and to operate from their truest selves. 

  • Participate in a practical self-defence workshop by Rachel and Eva from Karate Remuera which will give skills needed to feel empowered when faced with situations participants might encounter in every day life. 

  • Learn from The Hunger Project the difference that a girl can have on a community.

This is a free event aimed at girls in the early teenage years (ages 12 - 16/Years 7-10). Parents are also welcome to attend but please also register as space is limited! 

To register for this event, click the RSVP button above. Please note that if you are registering for more than one person, simply let us know by replying to your confirmation email with the additional attendees details so we can keep track. Thank you!

Some Information about our Presenters

Meet Ellie Bambury. 

Ellie is an author, speaker and life coach who runs retreats, workshops, does one on one coaching and ongoing programmes focused on self-discovery and holistic personal development. Through her work and personal experiences, Ellie has developed an expansive world view and a strong desire to help people become the best version of themselves. Ellie is skilled at getting to the issues facing teens and works with teens in a number of settings including school programmes and coaching. Find out more about Ellie

Meet Rachel Jakeman and Eva Kulkarni from Karate Remuera. 

Rachel is a Junior Ni Dan from Karate Remuera. She is an instructor with the club and an experienced martial artist. Rachel, along with Eva also from Karate Remuera, will be demonstrating basic self-defense tips and tricks to help girls feel confident when out and about. Find out more about Karate Remuera

Meet Lisa Gunnery. 

Lisa is the Country Director for The Hunger Project in New Zealand. As Country Director Lisa has seen first hand how empowering women and girls can change the course of a community and achieve unimaginable things. Lisa will be the host for this first ever local Empowering Girls workshop and is excited to bring an awesome group of girls together to create some change! 

The Hunger Project

The Hunger Project is a global, not-profit, strategic organisation committed to the sustainable end of world hunger. Our mission is to end hunger and poverty by pioneering sustainable, women-centred, community driven solutions that address the root issues that cause hunger and poverty. We believe that people living in hunger are the solution and partner with them to develop the lasting social change and innovations required to end hunger. 

Meet Some of our Empowered Girls from India!

These images have been provided by THP India for our use. Photo Credits are as follow:  Image 1: Surbi Maharaj | Images 2 and 3: Anurag Banerjee | Image 4: Sujata Khana

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