The Shona Project's Summer Schools For Girls

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St. Patrick's Gateway Centre

Patrick Street

Waterford

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The Shona Project wants to give the girls of Waterford an inspirational and empowering week they will never forget.

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Having time off school can get boring, especially this year with the extra few months you got off school.  For us, summertime is the perfect opportunity to try something new.

The Shona Project wants to give the girls of Waterford an inspirational and empowering week they will never forget. The Shona Project will give the girls an opportunity to find their place and identity in this world while also encouraging them to be kind to one and other, but more importantly, themselves.

The Shona Project Summer School has been designed by a team of highly experienced members. The main goal of this 5-day camp is to create a positive impact on young women by achieving The Shona Project’s goals of supporting young women to be independent, confident and connected.

These Summer Schools are designed to create a space for girls which is:

  • Safe – the girls are encouraged but never required to share their stories and feelings
  • Supportive – the team is kind and always non-judgemental
  • Challenging – help girls realise their personal power, curiosity and ability
  • Fun – the summer school programme is uplifting and joyous

Tammy Darcy, Founder and CEO of The Shona Project said:

“The team at The Shona Project have been working hard to develop a summer school programme that we believe the girls of Waterford will gain a lot from. Covid-19 has meant that our services have been required more than ever before, and we remain to be a resource for young girls in Waterford and all over Ireland. For the event itself, strict Covid-19 guidelines will be put in place to ensure the health and safety of guests remain our number one priority. Numbers will be limited so we advise getting tickets as soon as you can. We look forward to welcoming you then.”

The main outcomes we want each girl to walk away with include:

  • A sense of belonging and positive peer connection
  • Self-awareness (including personal values) and self-confidence
  • Ability to critically evaluate the messages received by the world and make positive decisions
  • Coping skills to deal with stress and anxiety
  • Confidence to use her own voice to ask for what she needs and express herself with confidence
  • Understanding of her place in the world and her ability to affect change

All these amazing experiences will be achieved through activities such as:

  • Yoga and meditation
  • Creative and journal writing
  • Goal setting
  • Stress support
  • Team building exercises
  • Spoken word
  • Presentations on the media and social media landscape
  • Role modelling
  • Health and wellbeing talks
  • Creative workshops
  • Social Responsibility

Event Information:

When: 10th -14th August from 10 am to 2 pm (4 hours per day)

Where: St. Patrick’s Gateway Centre, Patrick Street, Waterford.

Price: €89 (each girl will also receive a Shona Project goodie bag)

For: 12 to 16-year-old girls

When booking, please advise us of any special requirements that are needed eg. Wheelchair Access.

**Some Important Notes:

  • All current COVID-19 guidelines will be followed
  • Due to current COVID-19 restrictions, spaces are limited and will be based on a first-come, first-serve basis.
  • We love to take videos and photos to share on our website and social media channels. We will be sending you a consent form in order to get your permission to take your daughter's photo and post them to our social media channels.
  • We will be in contact with you prior to the event, so please keep an eye on your email inbox :) 

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us at info@shona.ie

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