It takes a lot of courage to grow up and be who you really are. We think we know ourselves but do we? It is often difficult to appreciate oneself. Girls who face disrimination everyday at home, school or college tend to suffer from inferiority complex and have a low self-esteem. Usually, their family makes most of their decisions for them from the way to talk and walk to career and marriage. In the midst of making their decisions, people forget to ask them who they want to become in life. Eventually, they lose their sense of identity.
To initiate self-realization among girls, Martha Farrell Foundation conducted a session on ‘Knowing Oneself’ with the students of Government Girls Senior Secondary School, Kakrola. A set of questions were prepared for the students related to their personality and how they think they are perceived by their mates, teachers and family. The aim was to let these young girls question their thoughts about themselves and see how better they know themselves.
The students shared their unique qualities with their peers and teachers confidently and acknowledged the compliments they received from their friends and family. The session gave them a platform to learn who they really are and what they want to be.