LitClub Mentors Gather to Share Lessons from HerStory Summit
Post by: Bandana Adhikary and Sajina Satyal
Recently, LitClub Mentors got together along with HerStory Members to talk about how we can make LitClub Nepal even more interesting for our girls based on what we learned from the HerStory Summit. This session, much like the Summit itself was very interactive and full of activities like dancing, singing, laughing, sharing.
As always, we started with a song. This time it was a new song called, “Hello There”. Since this meeting was close the Nepali New Year, the group made some new year’s resolutions. We all talked about the 1 thing we want to do better, differently, or new with our LitClubs this year. As we did this, we also watched a video presentation of the HerStory Summit, and asked each other what was the most interesting thing from the presentation.
We also listened to the HerStory Ambassadors who shared their experiences and what they learned from the summit. It was great to hear Susmita talk about how she has felt the change from a shy, unsure person to a confident and strong girl. We could see it for ourselves in the spark of her eyes and the command in her voice. We then reflected together on our experiences and tried to pass on all of the good vibes and positivity of the Summit through the power song. It made us feel powerful just singing together.
After this powerful experience, we talked about the community action plan we have been working on. This plan called “Women2Women” looks to connect women together to support, empower, and celebrate each other. We brainstormed ideas on how to implement it as soon as possible in the best possible way.
As we closed another productive meeting, we collectively made plans for to continue to improve our clubs. We came up with wonderful ideas like connecting the clubs with the communities more. Mentors Amrita from Bhaktapur and Sajina from Greenland said they would like to include more readings on international topics as they feel that their girls will benefit with reading books around the world. They also added that they would like to make their sessions even more interactive so that all of the girls, and not just a few, feel more comfortable to share their experiences. Similarly, Mentor Supriya and Sushmita shared that it would be great to have more female role models come and conduct talks for our girls. Therefore, for this year, we have a plan to organize interaction sessions with leading ladies.
All of the mentors are excited and dedicated to make future sessions more vibrant, interactive, and impactful for the LitClub members. Even though the Summit has been over for a couple of months, we still find new lessons from it, and we are so grateful to our LitWorld, Global GLOW and Rukmini families for that.