First Citizens host virtual girls empowerment festival

A group of girls at First Citizens Girls First Festival 2019. -
A group of girls at First Citizens Girls First Festival 2019. -

NOTWITHSTANDING the challenges presented by the covid19 pandemic, First Citizens has forged ahead with the hosting of its annual girls empowerment event First Citizens Girls First Festival. The festival which ordinarily travels across the nation offering teenaged girls an immersive, one-day, activity-filled experience, will instead be delivered completely virtually.

This year, the event which is free to girls between 13-18 years will run October 17-18. Participants will engage with a range of educational and fun developmental workshops such as dollar signs (budgeting and personal finance); entrepreneurship; health and wellness; styling and worthiness and slayage 101 (skincare and age appropriate make-up tips), said a media release.

The main workshop, The Girl Word facilitated by gender consultant Asha Maharaj, will challenge the girls to analyse portrayals of girls in various media and discuss the expectations of women and girls in society. Soca artiste Nadia Batson will deliver the keynote address and the festival ends in a live virtual concert featuring DJ Viking Ding Dong and Batson.

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