- The 5-day event will involve a 3-day conference at Trademark Hotel in Nairobi and two days on a safari to villages and conservations for sensitization.
- The initiative will collaborate with midwives, doulas, and people who provide reproductive health services to look into the issue of maternal health.
- Dr. Phifer-Derilhomme notes that the civility tour will also be an opportunity to network with young leaders who want opportunities to learn and share their thoughts on different aspects of the 4Cs.
BlessedGirl Global, pioneered by the World Civility Ambassador Dr. Anana Phifer-Derilhomme, will embark on an international youth civility tour from July 14, 2023.
This Kenyan expedition will see successful outreach to approximately 3,000 young girls whose sanitary needs will be provided for by receiving dignity pads and panties.
The 5-day event will involve a 3-day conference at Trademark Hotel in Nairobi and two days on a safari to villages and conservations for sensitization.
In an exclusive interview with Scholar Media Africa, Dr. Phifer-Derilhomme says that this tour will be exceptional as it will look for unique leaders who will be a part of The 4 Cs’ third edition.
“We explore different topics and trends that influence us nationally and globally. I fervently believe that it takes ordinary people to do extraordinary things. We are looking for young adults who want to lead but may not have the opportunity to do that,” Dr. Phifer-Derilhomme stated.
She emphasized that the 5-day event will be a great way to foster future collaborations.
Further, she acknowledged the efforts being put in by Kenyan youth in leadership and confirmed that the tour will recognize the unsung heroes, empower them, and educate and inspire them using the 4 C’s.
Pad and Panties Initiative
We all imagine living in a world where every girl and woman can manage her periods with dignity and without hindering her economic opportunities, education, and self-esteem, among other factors.
According to the World Bank, over 300 million women menstruate daily and approximately 500 million women lack menstrual products and sufficient facilities for Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM).
Nonetheless, different organizations have collaborated with the national government and secondary schools to provide these hygiene products and especially to school-going girls.
With one of BlessedGirl Global’s goals being to end period poverty, Dr. Phifer-Derilhomme states that they will visit several secondary schools to provide hygiene packs for the young girls.
Additionally, the initiative will collaborate with midwives, doulas, and people who provide reproductive health services to look into the issue of maternal health.
“We’ll be visiting secondary schools, conservatories, safari, and villages. A part of our delegation is some of our midwives because we have a passion for maternal health and infant mortality.
Therefore, we will be serving and visiting some maternity wards and helping with supporting the life of the mother and the newborn,” she explained.
However, the World Civility Ambassador distinguished that for maternal health, they would need to create connections and partnerships with those who serve in the sexual reproductive health sector to establish the target population in terms of location, among other demographics.
Seeking new authors
The first and second editions of the 4 C’s (Civility, Community, Creativity and Climate Change) call on the youth to come up with new ideas and find innovative ways to push past their challenges.
Dr. Phifer-Derilhomme notes that the civility tour will also be an opportunity to network with young leaders who want opportunities to learn and share their thoughts on different aspects of the 4 C’s.
“We will be working on, hopefully, meeting new youth leaders at the conference and that they will be a part of the third edition of our book. We are seeking new authors and young people to be co-authors and become published in this international book as we move forward,” said Dr. Phifer-Derilhomme.
She elucidated that The 4 C’s present an opportunity for everyone but, more importantly, the young people to become change agents by using the 4Cs system to establish conversations among dynamic emerging issues and leadership strategies.
“The 4 C’s offer a dynamic aspect and give young people the power of choice; students are inspired to consider the 4 C’s, focus and expand their knowledge in these areas. They also have an opportunity to share what they learn and inspire others,” she added.
The 4 C’s series aims to lead the conversation on youth civility by raising awareness of the issues, solutions, and opportunities that the world is facing post-pandemic.
The first edition was dubbed Creating Change for Better Tomorrow, while the second edition leaned on The Road to Sustainable Change.
Dr. Phifer-Derilhomme discloses that the international tour will have approximately 20 delegates.
She declares the presence of Pastor Robbin Hargrove, a multifaceted Servant of God, and midwife trainer whose focus is on maternal health.
They will co-facilitate the event.
Additionally, the dynamic leader enlightened on the importance of having the youth component of the delegation, where some young speakers and authors who have co-authored the two previous books will collaborate throughout the tour.
“We have co-authors of the second edition of the 4 C’s and we allow them to go touring and sharing their knowledge and inspiration and also learn and experience various cultures around Africa,” she explained.
BlessedGirl Global will equally be represented by Pastor Koatiki Anderson, several college students, and secondary teenagers.
In perspective, she asserts that the trip to Kenya will be looking for even more schools and conservatories that will serve in the areas of sustainability.
From the United States, the delegates will learn how they can support the identified entities and the global efforts regarding climate change, which is a significant issue.
Who is Dr. Anana Phifer–Derilhomme
Dr. Phifer-Derilhomme is simply a blessed girl, as so is her initiative, BlessedGirl Global.
She is a World Civility Ambassador, an entrepreneur, a professional speaker and mentor, and an author and co-author (A Mother’s Love: Letters To Our Sons; Live Your Best Life, Answer The Call; and BlessedGirl Super Hero: Journal and Book of Affirmations).
You can check and purchase her books for more insights.
She is also a recipient of The 2020 World Greatness Award in London as an International World Civility Ambassador.
She uses her ability to direct important issues regarding humanity and work with girls and women globally.
“As a Civility Ambassador, I’m always looking for opportunities to demonstrate leadership through serving and uplifting humility,” she mentioned during the interview.
Dr. Phifer-Derilhomme says the platform’s overall goal is for the youth to be open to civility, kindness, respect, and unity.
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“We hear the calls from our youth and through this experience, we can see that Africa will rise up. Let’s empower and educate young people and we will have a bright future,” she concludes.
To attend the conference and gain from its riches, freely reach out to Dr. Phifer-Derilhomme for more information.