this program sought to address the challenges of sexual violence (early pregnancies, early marriage, and forced marriage) through mentorship.
This project funded by Global Fund for Women sought to address the challenges of sexual violence (early pregnancies, early marriage, and forced marriage) through mentorship. Under our Girl Education Support and Mentorship pillar, it focused on young girls both in school and out of school. Through mentorship, their chances of success in education were enhanced since mentors offered support on personal growth and career development.
Through one-on-one discussions, the girls were guided and encouraged to set their personal and career goals. The relationship and bond established with mentors contributed to their personal and professional growth. In the project, RWPL adopted group mentoring to encourage peer mentorship. Mentees were also allowed to request one-on-one discussions to satisfy their different and varying needs. RWPL worked closely with the Alumni of the Girl Education Support and Mentorship program.
RWPL also worked towards enhancing young women’s participation in leadership positions both at the school’s level and the community level. Through mentoring on leadership skills, the young women were empowered and equipped to assume and challenge for any leadership position that comes their way. Wezesha DADA addressed the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG); SDG 4 Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all, SDG 5 Gender Equality and SGD 10 Reduce Inequality. RWPL through the mentorship program contributed towards universal SDGs and the Kenya Vision 2030 which are in line with the universal SDGs.
It sought a well-established network of young women leaders-mentors who promote mentorship of young girls in Nandi and Uasin Gishu. In order to create a pool of young successful girls who complete school and seek opportunities in the community. Some of the project’s stories of success are;