Adolescent Girls and Young Women Mentorship Program Luanched in Wau

CARDO, South Sudan along with its partner Education Development Center – EDC, launched an Adolescent Girls and Young Women Mentorship Program – AGYW in Wau, Western Bahr el Ghazal under the Youth Empowerment Activity project funded by USAID.

The Director General of the Ministry of Youth, Sports, and Culture Mrs. Mary Gaberial has urged young girls and women to focus on their education and take this opportunity for Adolescent Girls and Young Women Mentorship seriously, and Mrs. Mary noted the absence of a boarding school as a gap in the girl’s education.

The USAID Youth Empowerment Activity AGYW mentorship program is a multi-component mentoring program designed for AGYW ages 15-24 to provide support and life skills to empower them to navigate life and careers in contexts of extreme poverty, high rates of conflict related to sexual and gender-based violence, and communities in which some significant cultural norms and beliefs create barriers for adolescent girls and Young Women to remain in school, access alternate learning and skills training and secure a livelihood.

The mentorship will offer guidance that equips the AGYW with communication Skills, emotional management, goal setting, entrepreneurship, financial management, and SRH. A series of conferences will be held where Women leaders talk about their life experience/career track/overcoming challenges, and small group mentorship, networking, and job-shadowing for ten months will be assigned to each women leader.

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