We invite influential women from Honduran society to share their knowledge with our members at least once a month. The topics of these meetings include body image, healthy eating, academics, skincare, media usage, surviving school, etc. Mentors and mentees also have the opportunity to share their experiences and advice related to these topics.
OUR LATEST WORKSHOPS
Natalia Fonseca is a certified Mindful Eating and Nutrition coach. She shared her knowledge on the basics of nutrition and a balanced diet with the Rising Voices members, but most importantly she offered guidance when it comes to dealing with the social pressures associated with eating.
Stefania Cesi is a personal shopper and wardrobe stylist. Her speaker workshop focused on teaching the members how to express themselves and feel confident through clothing. She helped them by sharing tips on how to wear wardrobe pieces according to their style. The highlight of her workshop was the introduction, where she focused on sharing the importance of clothing to make a woman feel confident and empowered.
Ali Kafie is a Financial Coach. She helped all of our members understand how to manage our finances and the importance of understanding the value of money and saving from an early age. She is also an amazing example of a women entrepreneur, and she shared her experience using her talents to build her personal brand.
In Rising Voices, we like to carry out activities that relate to our mission of empowering young women. The following are some of our most successful and impactful activities thus far.
BACK TO SCHOOL SALE
To start of our year we decided to sell calendars and organizers to the AST community. This project was a collaboration with BagLab, a small business ran by a successful and empowered woman. The money collected from this activity has been used to fund some of our other activities and to pay our speakers.
MENTAL HEALTH DAY
As teenage girls currently living through a pandemic, we understand how easy it is to get stressed, anxious, and sometimes even confused by an overwhelming amount of emotions. Rising Voices has helped us discover the importance of mental health, so we wanted to share this knowledge with others. On World Mental Health Day (October 10), we organized a day full of activities with the purpose of relaxing and enjoying a day all to yourself. These were some of our activities: morning yoga, HIIT workout, meditation, goal setting seminar, spa day, and a mental health awareness talk. All of these activities were led by women who are professionals in their respective fields.
ETA & IOTA HURRICANE AID
During this difficult period for Honduras, Rising Voices decided to carry out two activities to help women and children in the shelters. First, we teamed up with "Alzando la Voz" to collect feminine products and clothes for the women at different shelters. Secondly, we carried our an initiative to create hand made whiteboards with games to entertain the children at the shelters as well.
VALENTINES DAY GIVEAWAY
Seeing as our club is all about friendship, we decided to focus on the importance of celebrating friends during "the day of love and friendship." To enter this giveaway, people had to comment on our post and share an image of them with their friends to their stories. The prizes of the giveaway included two desserts from the small businesses of two Rising Voices mentees and two facials that friends can enjoy together.