Women of Toowoomba shining

Churches of Christ in Queensland ShineWomen program continues to empower and offer hope to women. Churches of Christ in Queensland program facilitator Modupe Akib said the richness of the program can be attributed to the diverse background of the women who participate.

“Women enrolled in this program are incredibly enriched by their journey; they form bonds of friendship, sisterhood and trust,” Modupe said.

“The ShineWomen program is a solution focused development program designed to empower women and guide them on a journey to discover their personal value, resilience and potential.

“Divided into three elements of worth, strength and purpose we celebrate the unique individual and their strengths, qualities and skills by addressing issues of low self-esteem and lack of confidence,” Modupe said.

Women who completed the program said they felt empowered and have become more confident and aware of their own self-worth.

One participant said, “As a single parent, I was constantly trying to please others but was regularly put down and lost confidence in myself. The ShineWomen program has helped me to be myself again and know that I am valuable and priceless.”

In the final week of the nine-week program, participants are treated to a high tea and received a certificate of completion, a photo album and a framed inspiring message to always let their light shine through.

This program was made possible through funding by the Department of Public Works and Housing.

Churches of Christ in Queensland will facilitate a nine-week ShineWomen program in Ipswich at the Whitehill Church of Christ, with support from the Ipswich City Council. The program will also be facilitated in Bribie Island, with support from the Moreton Bay Regional Council. To register interest visit shinewomen.com.au.

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Posted August 23, 2019 in Networking blog