Life-Changing Mentorship for Tanzanian Girls

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Life-Changing Mentorship for Tanzanian Girls
Life-Changing Mentorship for Tanzanian Girls
Life-Changing Mentorship for Tanzanian Girls
Life-Changing Mentorship for Tanzanian Girls
Life-Changing Mentorship for Tanzanian Girls
Life-Changing Mentorship for Tanzanian Girls
Life-Changing Mentorship for Tanzanian Girls
Life-Changing Mentorship for Tanzanian Girls
Life-Changing Mentorship for Tanzanian Girls

Project Report | May 30, 2023
Channeling Christian Dior

By Jessica Love | Executive Director

Career Day photo collage
Career Day photo collage

Each fall, Career Day is the culmination of nearly a year's worth of career exploration for girls in their second year of Kisa Project. Scholars work in groups over several months to select and research future careers. On Career Day, Scholars give a presentation about their selected careers to professionals who work in those fields. Afterward, professionals stay to answer questions and share advice on how Scholars can reach their career goals.

 

Lily* is a Form 6 Scholar at Maasae Girls Lutheran School. For Career Day, she joined a team of Scholars that wish to become fashion designers.

 

Inspired by Christian Dior, she created a wedding gown, complete with accessories from earrings to sandals, made completely out of newspaper. This is how she came up with the idea:

 

“In my leisure time, I look on Instagram for Christian Dior, and I see many designs of clothing and shoes. I wanted to design a wedding gown. But I didn't have a piece of clothing. So, what can I do? What I can afford right now is using magazine [newspaper]. After making that gown, I also used magazine to make the earrings, also a necklace. I became a woman in the wedding.”

 

After their presentation, Lily and her team of fashion designers had the opportunity to meet with a professional designer via Zoom. She was inspired by advice she received from the professional to think about her designs a lot, and to let them evolve. When a design is in one’s mind, she learned, it can sometimes be very different once the work begins to apply that design. She learned to be open to opportunities to change and iterate her designs as she creates them.

 

When Lily grows up, she wants to become an important fashion designer, just like Christian Dior. She will apply the lessons she learned today as she advances her education and training.

 

“I think today I got something more than which I could never wonder to get. So, thank you for Kisa and thank you for this Career Day. They inspire me to do much!”

 

Do you know someone with Christian Dior? Reach out to jessica@africaid.org to let us know! We'd love to connect and let them see how they inspired Lily to reach for her dreams!

*To protect her privacy, Lily is not this Scholar's real name.

Scholars celebrate Career Day
Scholars celebrate Career Day
Lily models her gown, complete with accessories!
Lily models her gown, complete with accessories!

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Location: Denver, CO - USA
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Jessica Love
Denver , CO United States

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