Empower Young Women to be Leaders, India

by Women's Education Project
Empower Young Women to be Leaders, India
Empower Young Women to be Leaders, India
Empower Young Women to be Leaders, India
Empower Young Women to be Leaders, India
Empower Young Women to be Leaders, India
Empower Young Women to be Leaders, India
Empower Young Women to be Leaders, India
Empower Young Women to be Leaders, India
Empower Young Women to be Leaders, India
Empower Young Women to be Leaders, India
Empower Young Women to be Leaders, India
Empower Young Women to be Leaders, India
Empower Young Women to be Leaders, India
Empower Young Women to be Leaders, India
Empower Young Women to be Leaders, India
Empower Young Women to be Leaders, India
Empower Young Women to be Leaders, India
Empower Young Women to be Leaders, India
Empower Young Women to be Leaders, India
Empower Young Women to be Leaders, India
Empower Young Women to be Leaders, India
Empower Young Women to be Leaders, India
Empower Young Women to be Leaders, India
Empower Young Women to be Leaders, India

Project Report | May 10, 2024
May Update

By Lisa Koonce | Project Leader

Student in the Velicham Group
Student in the Velicham Group

This April, Madurai Leadership Academy students formed a new club called the Velicham Group. Meaning "light" in Tamil, Velicham is for students interested in pursuing government service careers. Working with Academy staff, Velicham has invited guest speakers and a tutor to teach classes and mentor them in their upcoming government examination. Accomplished Academy Alumnae who have obtained government jobs will also guide them in pursing these employment opportunities. Velicham regularly uses the Academy library's exam resources during their study group hours.

The Madurai Leadership Academy has also recently launched "SPARK" a peer-learning initiative for students passionate about sharing their unique skills. So far students have formed courses on Power BI Desktop, SQL, NetBeans, Sign Language, Cucumber Cultivation, Art from Waste, Jasmine Garlanding, Entrepreneurial Skills, Poetry Writing, Self-Defense, Basket Weaving, Aari Work (embroidery), Pencil Drawing, Fireless Cooking, Dance, and Cycling. Stay tuned to learn more about SPARK's summer courses!

As part of their Kitchen Garden training, 15 Hyderabad Leadership Academy students learned the Kratky method, a deep water system for growing vegetables and other plants. The students planted micro-greens in recycled containers and are looking forward to teaching the method to their families and neighbors.

On April 27, Hyderabad Leadership Academy staff and students attended the 20th Anniversary Celebration of Manchi Pustakam - a long time WEP partner. Meaning "Good Book" in Telugu, Manchi Pustakam is a much loved local Public Trust with a mission to publish and promote books and audio visual material, especially in the Telugu language, and to promote reading among the general public. WEP students enjoyed the event and were interviewed by Enadu and Manavaseva news channels about their Academy Library's Manchi Pustakam books and their love for reading!

On a recent visit to the Madurai Academy, WEP-India Executive Director Anjali Chauhan had the opportunity to visit with area alumnae, including Thenmozhi.  After graduating from the WEP Madurai Leadership Academy, Thenmozhi became a WEP Program Assistant and eventually a successful entrepreneur, running a towel company with her family. An active alumna and donor to the Madurai Academy, Thenmozhi has shared with the WEP students her passion for entrepreneurial pursuits and how the towel company has uplifted her and her family, while providing job opportunities for women. Anjali  wrote of Thenmozhi, "her story serves as a testament to the power of perseverance, entrepreneurship, and creating opportunities for others. Her success is not only a reflection of her own hard work but also of the positive impact she's making in her community."



Velicham Group students with their tutor
Velicham Group students with their tutor
A student-led SPARK session
A student-led SPARK session
Growing hydroponic microgreens in Hyderabad
Growing hydroponic microgreens in Hyderabad
Students at the Manchi Pustakam celebration
Students at the Manchi Pustakam celebration
Visit to Alumna Towel Business
Visit to Alumna Towel Business

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Apr 17, 2024
Spring 2024 Update, Alumnae News

By Lisa Koonce | Project Leader

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By Zoe Timms | Executive Director

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Zoe Timms
New York , NY United States

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