The FemGuide Initiative empowers young disadvantaged girls aged 15-21 to become entrepreneurs and innovators through a scalable intensive leadership program. It will comprise of specific skills training, assignment to high-achieving mentors, and a network for young girls to share their stories and inspire and uplift each other.
The groundbreaking initiative is as a result of partnership with the Resolution Project: a
The goal is enable young disadvantaged girls to become innovators, entrepreneurs and gain meaningful skills that will enable them to close the gender gap that exists in society, whilst simultaneously being activists against gender-based violence, sharing their stories of change.
The initiative comes with two leadership development workshops and a summer camp with activities aimed to improve CYCWR students’ self esteem and leadership skills, while introducing them to a breadth of professions they can pursue and a network to tap into whenever they need to.
Through this program,
1. Students are made to develop and implement sustainable solutions to community problems.
2. We will create more awareness and advocacy around gender-based violence which will encourage more people to take action to end GBV globally.
3. Students will have meaningful volunteer and internship experiences and learn professional behaviors such as efficiency, diligence and punctuality.
4. By facilitating mentoring relationships between survivors and young women/professionals, students will be encouraged to aspire for higher education and professional opportunities.
We actively close the gender inequality that exists in Nigerian leadership by empowering women.