CAI and Amplify work together to empower young women in East Africa as critical agents of change, self-advocates for their rights and leaders of their schools and communities in embracing gender equity. These emerging Urumuri Dada (Sisters Who Light Up the World) implement large-scale Creative Community Social Actions with support from women staff of partnering organizations trained as mentors in the CAI creative leadership methodology.
Young women from Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda and Tanzania convene in Nairobi for the annual East African Girls' Leadership Summit (EAGLS), where they receive training along with women mentors addressing every aspect of girls' transition into adulthood. They return to their communities and schools equipped to identify solutions to their issues, demand education, challenge gender inequality and lead creative actions - stepping into new roles that enable them to stand up to their parents to refuse early marriage, or find support.
AMPLIFY is a consortium of like-minded community-based organizations working to create strong, vibrant African communities by investing in girls education and leadership development. Our mission is to support female leadership and amplify the voices of community-based organizations. We envision vibrant African communities developed by strong community-based organizations supporting adolescent girls—forging the path towards a brighter future.