Sep 13, 2021

She is Empowered Update 4

ShE Leader: Leonah Ndlovu - Zimbabwe
ShE Leader: Leonah Ndlovu - Zimbabwe

Dear Supporter,

ShE is definitely empowered. The ShE program has been incredibly productive with consistent and building interaction between the team and the leaders. 

To date, the ShE leaders have further completed 7 more modules namely; Community Project (Planning, Part 1); ShE Mentor Meet & Greet; African Feminism; Cultural Differences & Similarities; Financial Literacy in Africa; Social Entrepreneurship; Community Projects (Planning Part 2) and Global Citizenship. The Leaders still have 6 Modules to be completed by the end of the year amongst which is the execution of their Community Project.

As per our year calendar, 2 module presentations with a duration of 2 hours are held each month for which at the end of each session, links to the videos or articles presented are made available to the ShE leaders for further learning and development. Assessments and evaluations are still given to the ShE leaders at the end of each module where they get the opportunity to share their reflections on the module presented. For the past 7 months, the ShE leaders have received their data stipends amounting to $30 per participant. 

In April 2021, the Team had a Meet & Greet session with all the mentors. The Purpose of this session was to create a networking opportunity for our mentors & mentees and to answer questions from the pairs in regards to their ongoing mentorship relationship. 

In June 2021, the experienced facilitators and exceptional ShE team were compensated for their great work with an amount of $ 25 per session conducted.

This month, the ShE Leaders will receive their free AMI T-Shirts “We are the ones we have been waiting for” together with volunteers in their project team and seed funding of $ 120 to support their community projects. At present, the ShE leaders are still working on their community project plans with the supervision and guidance of the ShE team.

We look forward to sharing more updates with you as the program continues to run until the end of 2021. Please continue to share details of this program among your networks to raise the full $5 000 needed. https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/she-is-empowered/

If you have any questions, concerns or suggestions, please feel free to contact us at she@africamattersinitiative.com

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Apr 14, 2021

She is Empowered Update 3

ShE Leader: Deborah Almada - Angola
ShE Leader: Deborah Almada - Angola

Dear Supporter,

ShE is definitely empowered. We thank you for your contributions to the She is Empowered (ShE) program. Your valued and appreciated donations totalling $4 073 has resulted in 20 empowered, upskilled and determined African Adolescent Girls and Young Women from Botswana, Nigeria, Uganda, Ethiopia, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Tunisia and South Sudan.

On the 20th January 2021, these 20 ShE leaders commenced their journey on the ShE program led by 2 program assistants and a program manager. To date the ShE leaders have completed 5 of the 15 ShE modules, namely; Personal Development; Soft Skills Building and Career Development; Introduction of the Community Project; African Identity and African Leadership & Youth Activism. 

Each session runs for 2 hours and 2 modules are presented each month. At the end of each session, links to the videos or articles presented are made available to the ShE leaders for further learning and development. Assessments and evaluations are also given to the ShE leaders at the end of each module where they get the opportunity to share their reflections on the module presented.

In February 2021, each ShE leader was assigned a mentor who can journey with the ShE leader, provide career guidance, and share their challenges and experiences to equip the ShE leader with valuable knowledge. 

At present, the ShE leaders are working on their community project plans with the supervision and guidance of the ShE team. The community impact project is an essential component of the program which ensures that the knowledge ShE leaders gain is disseminated into the community for greater empowerment. Each project has to impact 30 community members and have significant impact which can be evaluated.

We look forward to sharing more updates with you as the program continues to run until the end of 2021. Please continue to share details of ShE among your networks to raise the full $5 000 needed. 

If you have any questions, concerns or suggestions, please feel free to contact us at she@africamattersinitiative.com

ShE Leader: Aminah Mubarak - Nigeria
ShE Leader: Aminah Mubarak - Nigeria
ShE Leader: Helen Mangar - South Sudan
ShE Leader: Helen Mangar - South Sudan
ShE Leader: Leonah Ndlovu - Zimbabwe
ShE Leader: Leonah Ndlovu - Zimbabwe

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Dec 16, 2020

ShE is Empowered Update 2

Please find the digital version of the update here.

Dear Supporter,

We hope that you are well and are preparing to have a restful holiday.

We would like to provide you with an update on the She is Empowered (ShE) program.

After receiving 733 applications and interviewing over 50 applicants from Zimbabwe, Angola, Nigeria, Uganda, Tunisia, Botswana, Ethiopia, South Sudan and South Africa.

We are excited to announce the first inaugural ShE Leaders please have a look at our 20 phenomenal Leaders: https://www.africamattersinitiative.com/she

The non-residential, online development program will officially start on 20 January 2021 and end in late November 2021 focusing on topics that will empower the ShE Leaders through skills transfer to transform their lives and their communities.

Thank you once again for helping us receive $2,923 to kick start the program. Please feel free to share details of the program amongst your networks and we will continue to keep you updated with program details. 

If you have any questions, concerns or suggestions, please feel free to contact us at info@africamattersinitiative.com.

Happy Holidays! 


Kind Regards,

Reanne Olivier and Farai Mubaiwa

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