Beauty in Essence (BIE) first session at Naparima Girls High School in 2010
Finding the Beauty Inside
...organisation aims to help girls develop confidence, self-esteem
A PASSION to help young girls develop into intelligent and respected women, is the driving force behind non profit organisation Beauty in Essence (BIE).
The organisation was founded in 2010 by Nadiege Honore, 27.
Honore, who possesses a first degree in Psychology is pursuing a
Guidance and Counseling Certificate at University of the West Indies (UWI) Open Campus and plans to pursue a Masters in Psychology. She lives in San Fernando.
Honore, 27, said " I have a passion for young women, particularly after realising that too many young women are oblivious to their worth and value. They do not realise that they are born beautiful. This misunderstanding of what it means to be beautiful has led and continues to lead so many young women to make poor choices, have low standards and expectations of what they deserve and what they can achieve.I have worked with young people in a variety of settings as a mentor, coach, counselor and I intend on having a career where
this can be my focus. "
Honore said, "Beauty in Essence is a big sister organisation where we aim to provide, education, guidance and support for young women ages 11 to 30 years. Our sessions and activities are geared towards empowering these young women including services
such as image development, career guidance, counseling and of course mentoring."
The mentoring programme was launched last month at Naparima Girls High School.
She said, " The goal of the programme is to foster supportive, mentoring relationships where both big sisters and little sisters can learn from each other and continue to grow beautifully
as young women. We want to empower and encourage them to become leaders, positively influencing their peers and achieving success in their goals. The mentors will be trained and paired with mentees based on a variety of factors including needs,
interests, location and age."
Anyone wanting further information regarding the programme can email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 713-9204 or 703-0600.