RYTHM Foundation successfully completed another impactful Maharani Camp, this time, in a collaboration with the Young Women’s Christian Association of Kuala Lumpur (YWCA KL) at the I J Sister Retreat Centre, Port Dickson, Negeri Sembilan. The three-day programme, from 29 September to 1 October, was the first instalment of the three-phase RYTHM Foundation’s annual camp series.
A total of 50 teenage girls from YWCA KL participated in the Camp that aimed to empower underprivileged girls with valuable skills and knowledge that they will need to realise their full potential in life.
Aimed at empowering underprivileged girls with valuable skills and knowledge that they need to realise their full potential, the Camp included sessions and classes to allow the students to crystallise their identity and bring out their strength.
This phase of the Maharani Camp series was organised with three objectives – to allow students to explore their personal character, to increase their confidence level and self-esteem, as well as to instil in them the importance of responsible decision making.
Among the activities and classes at the camp were self-discovery sessions, classes to boost self-esteem, music therapy, gender equality, child rights, reproductive health, as well a number of fun outdoor activities.
The first phase of the Maharani Camp was organised successfully, thanks to the careful planning of the organising team, the professional facilitation provided by the camp facilitators, as well as the much-needed assistance provided by YWCA KL.
Since its inception in 2010, the Maharani programme has impacted the lives of over 10,000 girls from poor and marginalised communities in Malaysia.