Global Dignity Girls & Boys ry update on Spring 2017

Hope you are having a nice summer! Thanks for visiting Global Dignity Girls & Boys ry page! Save the date: October 18th 2017 is our Global Dignity Day! To all people that you are: girls and boys, teachers, parents, grandparents, principals, business leaders, siblings etc. To anyone a lack of self-confidence, anxiety, failures, fear and lack of hope in tomorrow are not foreign – all have gone through some of these feelings and failures – but question is how to continue with hope and be the best version of yourself in today’s VOCA (volatile, uncertain complex and ambiguous) reality which is full of indignity? We address it with claiming dignity to yourself and to others. Since 2015 more than 3000 young people have been taking part in GD Girls & Boys ry events which are 2 hour workshops to help students feel worthy and embrace their future with stronger self-esteem and self-confidence. What have we been up to? We have had 3 events during past year, small and big (listed below) all with a personal touch, personal stories which usually are followed by a goose-bump effect and yet based on practical issues of life each one of us deals with daily. People participated in our events since 2015: 3000 students and teachers Events & workshops held: 7 Main target audience: 7-8-9th graders Keywords: #dignity #selfconfidence #selfesteem #future Since 2015 more than 3000 young people have been taking part in GD Girls & Boys ry events which are 2 hour workshops to help students feel worthy and embrace their future with stronger self-esteem and self-confidence.  Last year, over 500,000 young people participated...

Global Dignity greetings

Greetings from Helsinki, We are about to enter October which celebrates this year 10th anniversary of Global Dignity movement. With global dignity day, marked on 12th October 2015 is celebrated in nearly 80 countries. With my team we are here to push muscles to inspire girls and boys, the future generation with dignity. Globally 500,000 students are anticipated to celebrate Global Dignity day and among them are almost 800 are in Finland. It is our second year in action. After first event in 2015, Global Dignity Girls & Boys has been registered as a non-profit organization in May 2016. We joined Dreams Youth Forum at Nokia HQ as facilitators of From idea to reality workshops for 150 students on 26.05.2016 (whole forum invited 100 nationwide Finnish schools, 700 students, and over 24 workshop providers.)                With hard work from my team, support of co-organizers and sponsors, we have scheduled 2 events: Global Dignity Girls will take place on October 4th, 2016 for 112 Aurinkolahti Comprehensive School students and Global Dignity Boys for 500 students on October 26th, 2016 open for students of 4 schools (Viikki Teacher Training School of the University of Helsinki, Oulunkylä Comprehensive School, Herttoniemi Secondary School and the Normal Lyceum of Helsinki)               People, young and old are almost programmed to hear and fear negative news of today, damaged planet, war-torn, bullied and violent. With Global dignity actions in line with our values, we aim to remove the fears of reality and see the hope… We aim to let each participant unleash his/her positive...

Terveiset Soulaima Gouranilta!

Tanskalaisen Global Dignityn hallituksen jäsen, Soulaima Gourani, lähetti meille vastikään terveisensä. Gourani oli mukana kehittämässä alkuperäistä Global Dignity Girls -tapahtumaa ja on tukenut myös suomalaista työryhmäänme. Gourani on ollut avainasemassa Tanskan Global Dignityn toiminnassa, mutta on paremmin tunnettu kansainvälisesti menestyneenä yrittäjänä, neuvonantajana ja kirjailijana. So happy to share with you all that #Finland is going to have its FIRST @GlobalDignity Girls event. In fact it is a global movement which this year is expected to surpass 70 countries. Every year over 300,000 young people gather to experience Global Dignity days which is a 2 hours workshops about dignity. As a protector for Global Dignity Denmark, I have initiated the event for not only girls but also boys, parents and each year we invite thousands to ignite and empower them with dignity, the power to dream and feeling of strong self-esteem and confidence. All of this with the help of great role models both men and women who are a true inspiration to each of us. Its very complex to be a teenager these days. Lots of choices to be made. But if you have an internal compass build on dignity, you will never be totally lost. This month, I had taken part in the World Economic Forum in Geneva, Switzerland, where global leaders and business leaders meet to propose solutions to improve the state of the world covering issues such as climate change, society issues, poverty and economic crisis. The founders of Global Dignity movement Pekka Himanen, HRH Crown Prince Haakon of Norway and I had also spoken about Global Dignity expanding also with Global Dignity Girls this year...