We are ONe! Because we are more dynamic and digitally active but also because everyday we discover new ways in which we keep ourselves connected and aligned between ourselves.
I admit that sometimes I even think that social distancing has brought us closer to the empathy and responsibility of becoming a united movement of strength, energy and inspiration for the families and communities that live outside of the Academy with their challenges, which have become much more global than local. On the toughest days, this brings me back the focus to stay strong in my mission and purpose. And suddenly, my vision of the world becomes more real and complete. After all, I am better and greater, inside and in communion with the diversity that surrounds me.
Speaking about connection is inevitably speaking about what the programs BELIEVE, LEAD and CHANGE are doing to keep us all more in touch than ever.
Our program BELIEVE in Touch thought of a new way to help the community regain their autonomy and safety towards the threat of this pandemic, delivering masks, essential materials for their creation and tutorials teaching them how to make their own D.I.Y. masks.
The participation of our mentors and Girl MOVERS in our online courses, for the LEAD program, has been ever so interactive, expository and overall fun.
A lot of readaptation has also taken place in our CHANGE program. In a storytelling workshop, we lived an unnarratable experience and we gathered and understood the importance that stories told in the first person have in generating a larger connection and impact in ourselves and the world. Furthermore, we launched CHANGEMAKER LAB, CHANGE’s big innovation of this year, that promises to surprise us all with a “trip” to the real world of challenges that companies of our country face, but in a more global and practical perspective.
Jamira Inguane, Girl MOVER, Change class of 2020