Dear Global Giving Friends,
The girls we are mentoring are continuing to benefit immensely from the instruction and guidance we are giving them.
Here is an update of how things have been going recently with our mentorship program. We have managed to engage a full time computer trainer, who is competent enough to assist in the other courses we offer.
The full time computer tutor has been retained on a six month contract. It was amazing that during the interview, one of the girls who went through the mentorship program, Caroline Gacheri, emerged the best beating two others from other training institutions. Caroline who started her appointment on 15th November is grateful that her interaction with SAWA has opened her employment opportunity as a computer trainer.
One of our mentees is Glory Kanorio, a girl who completed her high school last month. She is waiting to hear if she is accepted to join university. Within only two weeks, Glory has gained business skills and thinks that she can start a small agricultural based business at her rural home come early next year. In her own words:
“This training has changed my perspective in life, I only thought of employment as a career, but with the skills I have acquired, I can identify a business idea, write a plan and implement it efficiently. I am confident that no matter how my KSCE results will be, I will not be stranded in life, thanks to SAWA.”
We have also received news from Margaret Naipanoi, another mentee, that she is training the girls in her own mentorship group in bead making and they are optimistic of a good sale this Christmas. She has requested us to offer her with marketing skills, and we are thinking of including this component into the program. SAWA staff have an invitation to visit Margaret’s group on 1st January 2012.
Attached in this email is a photo for Caroline and one of the mentees that Caroline is now training.
With my sincere gratitude for your support in this effort to improve the opportunities for young girls,
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