TYW’s mentoring program has two unique components: ‘Womentorship’ and Girls’ Mentorship.
The ‘Womentorship’ program brings together younger and older women and highlights mentoring and leadership roles older women can and are playing. This is premised on the belief that the new generation of young women leaders builds on the work of those who came before them. It also places emphasis on nurturing and developing young women and building bridges and a network of solidarity as seasoned women leaders and entrepreneurs are challenged to give the talk of their lives and mentor younger women.
The program is in recognition of the fact that young women and girls are to become the next generation of leading politicians, activists, social entrepreneurs, and change agents- leaders who can transform and change institutions that legitimize and perpetuate discrimination and violence against women;
Through this project, young women are confident enough to articulate their key concerns, galvanise actions and are willing to end violence against girls and women, develop entrepreneurship skills and become facilitative leaders and acquire skills for a better and sustainable life.
The Girls’ Mentorship is a school based program designed to inspire girls to be active participants in their communities, equip them with interpersonal skills, help them to build their self-esteem and learn about their bodies, encourage dialogue, and nurture the spirit of sisterhood. The program utilizes skills training workshops, presentations, peer mentoring, role-playing, readings, projects and social media networking.