Empowering Girls, The Maharani Way

By Joelyn Jonathan

A total of 400 girls from four schools in the 2019 batch celebrated their graduation upon completing the Maharani programme recently at Sungai Siput. The girls aged between 11 to 16 completed all three Maharani camps.

The Maharani programme was founded by RHYTHM Foundation as an initiative to provide a support system and a safe space for young girls. Through the programme, young girls are taught basic skills and are given education pertaining to hygiene, gender and sexuality. Besides that, the programme also offered interactive workshops and vocational training.

According to the Chairperson of RHYTHM Foundation, Datin Sri Umayal Eswaran, girls are born strong but social and cultural practices often limit these girls from spreading their wings.

“Our aim is to provide a platform for these girls to explore their true potential and to express themselves. Our educators and facilitators assisted and helped them to build self-confidence,” she said.

To further help the girls, RHYTHM Foundation has partnered with the Young Women Christian Association of Kuala Lumpur (YWCA).

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