Camp Go Girl 2019 Gets Off to a Grand Start


“I am born to win; I am born to reign in life. I am no ordinary person; I am
destined for greatness.”
This mantra was recited by the scores of 7 to 17-year-old girls who attended
the first day of Camp Go Girl 2019 on Monday at the Sea View Farm Primary

Since its inception in 2015, Camp Go Girl has been transforming the lives of
young females across the country through its focus on building self-confidence.
For the second consecutive year, Sandals Grande Antigua Resort & Spa has been
one of the main sponsors of the event.

“As part of our commitment to the empowerment of the youth and even
more so, our dedication to the development of the young females of this country,
we at Sandals Grande Antigua are proud to be a part of an initiative that can make
meaningful change in the lives of many,” Hotel Manager at Sandals Grande
Antigua Resort & Spa Leighton Josephs said. The camp is developed and executed by the Women of Esteem, a non-profit organisation which focuses primarily on the empowerment of women and girls.

It is one of the 35 charities under the Halo Foundation. .
The event engages attendees in several activities and sessions, teaching them valuable life skills. These include, lectures on gender-based violence, self-
confidence and self-care. This year, the girls will also be taught crocheting, cake baking and gardening.

They will visit the Wadadli Animal Nature Park and hike to
Monk’s Hill. Founder of Women of Esteem Malika Moffett said the camp has been
having a positive impact on the attendees and noted that “a lot of parents have been
talking about the girls’ self-esteem.”

Melissa Archibald, one of the volunteers who has been giving lectures since
the camp’s inception, noted that she has seen significant improvement in girls who
were introverted and withdrawn.

Another volunteer and a longstanding member of Women of Esteem Lo-
Anne Shaw also spoke of a girl last year who was shy and often kept to herself.

She is now socialising and beaming with confidence.
“She is the child that I would love every girl to be,” Shaw said, explaining
the girl’s transformation.
The initiative runs from August 12th to the 23rd

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  1. way to go Nikki Phoenix! This suits you so much more than allowing Observer to ruin your character and peace-of-mind. Continue to empower the nation’s youth.

    • Hmmmmm:If you are not aware.Many persons leave their places of employments every day.It is not a big deal.So do not make something out of nothing.Because of your deep down black hatred for Observer.Give the lady her kudos and leave it right there.

      • Exactly. She left OMG to focus on her true calling. Something that better suits her. Looks like she left at the right time. Keep your head up girl. I wish a similar group would do something for young boys.

  2. A positive initiative by Niki which I support very much. Had a few girls to send but missed the date.
    Drop the observer stuff. Would have liked if she stayed but she moved on. Power to Observer and what it stands for. Fire for those who want to see it gone.

  3. Good work being done by Miss Phoenix.Keep it up.Next year come to the public and ask for donations early.I would be more than happy to give to this cause.Well done Nikki.

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