Self-Esteem and Leadership Programme International Women’s Day Edition 2019

Female And More (FAM) is a self-esteem and leadership initiative of Youngstars Foundation that is increasing females’ self-esteem, promoting women equity and harnessing females’ innate leadership capabilities in order for women to reach their fullest leadership potentials in any chosen field of endeavor. The project uses its 30 days self esteem and leadership handbook containing inspiring stories of 30 African young and adult women who defied social barriers and stereotypes to achieve greatness. FAM has the secondary school version targeting teenage girls and the digital edition targeting adult females out of secondary school, aged 18 years and above.

Female And More

To mark the 2019 International Women’s Day, Youngstars and its partners are implementing a digital edition of FAM for thousands of females aged 18 and above to participate in the 30 days’ self esteem module and SDG leadership challenge.


Connecting and empowering females to self-belief, imagine greatness and pursue their highest leadership potentials in any chosen field of endeavor.


  • Help millions of females in Africa overcome low self-esteem and inhibitive social narratives through self-esteem building.
  • Harness women leadership and innovation potentials through female-led change projects.
  • Foster gender equity and women contributions towards achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
  • Facilitate peer support, networking and role modeling among young females and their older counterparts.

FAM is an exciting, elevating and enriching innovative program for females passionate about pursuing and achieving a great future.

Youngstars Foundation is one of Africa’s unique, life-changing youth organization operating in Abuja, Nigeria. From a weekly youth club in a local barber shop in 1995, Youngstars Foundation is growing to emerge as one of the lead youth non-profit that is building young people and strengthening youth organizations involved in development programs in Africa.

The vision of the foundation is to make an Africa where the youth are deliberately developed to reach their fullest potentials, and actively leading the continent to sustainable peace, good governance, development and prosperity.


  • Interested females would sign up for the 30 days Female And More self esteem online module, containing 30 stories of iconic African women.
  • Each participant will read 1 female story per day and share their key lessons.
  • To complete the 30-day program and receive their certificates, each participant would write and submit a personal high end goal she will achieve within 5-10 years.
  • The next phase which is optional, is after completing the 30-day module, one is eligible to participate in a personal leadership development challenge by initiating an activity to address a female angle of any of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
  • Goal to Greatness – At the end of the 30 days program, everyone is to write a one paragraph ambitious goal she desires and is committed to achieving within a 5-10 years timeline. Everyone will be given a free Goal to Greatness template for developing this item
  • The Round table – During the 4th week of the 30 days program, every participant is expected to host a Round-table or hangout with their friends and contacts to share how the 30 days program has positively impacted them and to encourage them to sign up for the next edition. The Round table must have atleast 10 persons in attendance, can be hosted in one’s house, office, a garden, eatery or suitable location. It should last between an hour to 2 hours at most. A guideline for hosting the Round table will be shared in due course.




Winners of the 2 outstanding SDG projects would win FAM Leadership Award which will include an all expense paid 5 days international learning visit.


February 26, 2019


Females, aged 18 years and above.

Eligible Regions: African Countries

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