WorldBeing Kicks Off ‘They Told Me…’ A New Initiative to Celebrate How People Everywhere are Overcoming Adversity and Achieving Wellbeing
BALTIMORE—October 11, 2023—WorldBeing, a leader in developing, evaluating and delivering evidence-based inner health and wellbeing programs for vulnerable youth in low- and middle-income countries, kicks off an initiative today, They Told Me…, to feature stories of women and girls around the world who overcame adversity and societal expectations to reach their full potential.
They Told Me… shares the stories of women and girls like Anshu, a student from Bihar, India who dreams of becoming a teacher. After her father’s death, members of her community told her she’d need to marry young. But with the support of her mother and WorldBeing’s wellbeing education programs, Anshu continued her education.
Kate Leventhal, Chief Program Officer of WorldBeing, said, “In many places, women and girls are told by parents and community leaders who and when they should marry, how much education they can receive, and what careers they can pursue. They Told Me… starts a conversation about how they are overcoming adversity and challenging the status quo and inspires others to share their They Told Me… stories.”
They Told Me… recognizes that people everywhere experience and overcome adversity. The initiative invites the public to share their own stories of resilience across social platforms including LinkedIn, TikTok, Instagram and Facebook using the hashtag #TheyToldMe. Look for stories beginning this week.
Leventhal said, “We aim to amplify the shared experiences of people worldwide and to underscore WorldBeing's commitment to champion marginalized youth, particularly in low- to middle-income regions. Our programs give women and young people the skills to achieve inner wellbeing and forge their own paths forward.”
WorldBeing, formerly known as CorStone, is a leader in developing, evaluating and delivering evidence-based inner health and wellbeing programs for vulnerable youth in low- and middle-income countries. With a mission deeply rooted in the belief that inner wellbeing is foundational to global change, WorldBeing is helping youth build the critical skills of inner wellbeing that are necessary to positively transform their life trajectories and forge a path forward for themselves, their communities and the world. Learn more and support WorldBeing’s wellbeing education programs across South Asia and East Africa at worldbeing.org.