We Inspire Girls tour empowers students at Papine High Loop Jamaica

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The We Inspire Girls Vision Board high school tour made its fourth stop at Papine High School in St. Andrew on Wednesday, May 1, where founder and CEO of We Inspire Women & Girls, Cortia Bingham McKenzie impressed upon the female students the power of vision boarding.

The tour kicked off in April with stops at St James High School, Montego Bay High School and Little London High School, all in the western part of the island.

Bingham McKenzie, who is celebrating eight years since launching We Inspire Women & Girls, shared that her aim continues to be that of empowering young girls and women to unlock their potential despite setbacks and disappointments. For the high school tour, she emphasised that her focus is on utilising vision boards to encourage and motivate the female students to visualise and manifest a life with God at the helm. She impressed upon the girls the importance of building resilience, showing up with integrity and living a life of abundance.

“Vision boards work, I believe in the power of vision boards to not only manifest dreams, but to create a roadmap and positively change behaviour. It has worked for me and countless other people. There is power in writing things down, and having a vision board is a physical reminder for you to push and work hard, in order to fulfil the promises you make to yourself and achieve your dreams”, she said. “By empowering these young women to claim their futures and speak positivity into their lives, we are laying the foundation for their success; we are allowing them to create the life they want by thinking about the future they want” she added.

During the vision board session, which had over 150 female students in attendance, Bingham McKenzie shared her own journey of overcoming challenges in her life and spoke to how vision boards changed her life and contributed to her success in various spheres of her life.

Each student received their own vision board, courtesy of Serge Island JA, allowing them to visualise their aspirations for the future. In addition to the vision board activities, the tour included engaging discussions and giveaways by representatives from We Inspire sponsors and partners – Lifespan Spring Water, Lasco Curves, and the Student’s Loan Bureau, allowing the students to interact with career-driven women and gain valuable insights into various industries and career paths.

“Each time I visit a school, I am inspired by these girls; they truly give me hope for the future. It’s clear that we’re cultivating a strong foundation upon which they can build a good life and help build the morale of our country. Being able to plant seeds of hope and instil values in the next generation of women fills me with happiness and purpose. As we continue to nurture and empower these young minds, I’m excited to see the positive impact they will have on their communities and the world.” Bingham McKenzie said.

The We Inspire Girls High School Tour is scheduled to visit three additional schools in May.