Our programs help NZ teen girls to recognise the societal influences that affect their self-perception and decode the messages they are exposed to, in order to build resilience and develop self-esteem.


Rangi Ruru Girls’ School

“Please keep doing what you are doing – this is the best workshop I have ever been to! You are the best speaker I have ever heard. I have walked out of this lesson feeling really good about myself. You showed me that I am worth it and I can believe in myself.” – Phoebe, Year 9 student.

You have been one of the best speakers we have ever had, super relatable, funny, kind and friendly! My favourite part was the last part about how your own negative thoughts can affect how you outwardly appear and I loved the circle of compliments as well! They made me think harder about myself and my doubts – it resonated the most for me! I learnt today to be comfortable in my own skin, that I can control how situations with friends end up, that we have a lot in common with others and that we have to support each other.” – Annabelle, Year 9 student.

“The students were open and engaged, confidently offering ideas and questions. The presentations were informative and based upon relevant research.” – Leigh Allan, Health Co-ordinator, Rangi Ruru Girls’ School

St Margaret’s College

“The workshops today were not excellent – they were amazing! ‘Love the Skin You’re In’ was my favourite as I felt that I learnt the most in that one. Today also showed me that gratitude is important and we need to take time out for ourselves and love ourselves.” – Zoe, Year 7 student.

“The best part of today was learning to love myself! I now know to love myself, to be kind, that girls can change the world, to be comfortable in my skin and to stay calm. I think everyone should do this program!” – Anjali, Year 7 student.

“From the sessions I observed and from the follow-up discussion with the girls, I feel this was an excellent program to be involved with. The presenters were passionate, engaging and appealing, and their relevant yet down-to-earth approach enabled a fantastic impact at both year levels. The girls’ feedback says it all!” – Chris Wyeth, Associate Principal.

“You honestly are incredible! 1000% YES I would recommend this programme to other students!” – Bailey

“I honestly love what you are doing and that you are spreading positivity everywhere you go! Keep doing what you are doing! Kia kaha, kia manawanui!” – Ariana

My favourite part was relating and communicating with all the girls in my year and making the journals.” – Shaunique

“I am precious, I am grateful, I love myself, we are loved, and we are beautiful.” –Nola

“Amazing. Best day of my life so far. Everything was inspirational – to accept yourself for who you are and creating the diaries was really fun.” Student

“I just want to say thank you.” – Osheyana

“My favourite thing today was learning to love myself no matter what.” – Student

“My favourite part of the day was when we learnt that we are all beautiful in different ways.” –  Zainab

“I learned how to relax myself when stressed and that your body is good enough.” – Brooke

“What a great day we had with the Enlighten team recently with our Year 6 girls. The presenter, Allyson, was such a positive and fun person to take the girls through their journey. From the moment the girls walked into the hall, they were hooked in, and stayed like that for the rest of the day. I was so moved with the girls’ comments in their evaluations at the end, it showed they got so much out of the program. I will definitely be pushing to have Vicky and her team back next year.” – Sheryl Hodson, Senior Teacher, Papatoetoe East Primary School

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