350 Transition Year girls from Waterford will hear from inspirational role models including best selling author Caroline Foran at first ever RISE:2018.
Celebrating International Day of the Girl, Waterford Library Service, The Shona Project, and Beat102103 present Rise: 2018 from 9.30am-1.30pm, Thursday October 11th in Carrickpherish Library, Waterford. Over 350 Transition Year girls from Waterford will attend this first-of-its-kind free event where inspirational speakers will discuss topics from mental health, sexuality and body image in the digital age to bullying, self-belief and ambition.
Among the speakers is prominent author and journalist Caroline Foran. Caroline has gained a huge online following for her highly successful books “Owning it” and “The Confidence Kit”.
The event will end with a symbolic bubble release to a live performance by Cork’s Stephanie Rainey of her song ‘100 Like Me’, which advocates for more visibility around mental health in Ireland.
Tammy Darcy, Founder of The Shona Project says “Now, more than ever we need to provide safe environments for our young women to reflect on the enormous challenges that life throws at them. Through my secondary school workshops with The Shona Project I have become very familiar with the multitude of old and new problems that are impeding our young women from reaching their full potential. RISE:2018 isn’t a lecture – I have chosen role models that these TY girls respect and admire to deliver these important messages. We are starting a movement and − given the fact that the event was booked up days of the announcement − a necessary one. The Shona Project, Beat102103 and Waterford Library Service are thrilled to partner on this event.”
Waterford In Your Pocket are delighted to be attending this event and will be posting photos and videos detailing what is bound to be a wonderful occasion for Waterford girls and the Waterford community. Stay tuned for more and read further detail about RISE:2018 here