The Shine Project runs courses over a period of eight weeks for young teenage girls. In weekly one hour sessions, we provide the girls with the opportunity to discover their potential, understand the flaws of the media as well as understanding their uniqueness and abilities. We cover areas such as self-esteem, feelings, willpower, purpose and dreams, healthy eating, self-respect and social etiquette. Linked to these topics are practical demonstrations by beauty therapists on skin, nail care, makeup and hairdressing. Through combining these practical and emotional skills, Shine helps the girls to increase their self confidence.
At the end of each course the Shine girls are treated to a meal out, which provides a forum to use the skills and etiquette that they have learnt and solidify new friendships.