The East African Girls' Leadership Summit (EAGLS) and Mentor Program develops the critical leadership skills of girls and young women to support them on their journey to becoming effective changemakers in their communities. The program seeks to build a strong regional advocacy network to advance gender equality.
There are two key components; the Girls' Summit and Mentor Program.
The East African Girls’ Leadership Summit (EAGLS) is a participatory creative leadership development opportunity for girls to unlock their potential and strengthen their capacity to lead in their schools and communities. 50 Girls from Rwanda, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, South Sudan, Burundi and Ethiopia are invited to participate in this unique 5-day regional convening of the next generation of African women leaders.
The week includes dynamic days using dance, theater, music and painting to explore girls’ human rights, develop leadership skills and create strong bonds between girls from neighboring countries. Girls have the chance to participate in site visits to Nairobi to meet inspiring women leaders working in business, arts and social change.
In order to support the girls once they return to their schools and communities, CAI has designed a two-year Mentor Program that strengthens the capacity of women to support girls’ on their leadership journey and advance gender equality in East Africa. The program trains women in creative leadership, mentorship, facilitation and advocacy skills through a series of leveled trainings that occur in August and December. Mentors must have at least 3 girls affiliated with their school or organization participating in the Summit. Coaching and site-visits are provided throughout the year from Creative Action Institute expert staff to support the successful integration of these tools.
Who Should Apply?
Individuals interested in mentoring individuals and groups, people working on issues of girls’ rights and women's’ empowerment, professionals working on programs focused on youth development, youth leadership, program officers working with communities on different human rights issues, facilitators and trainers. (Mentors must have at least 3 girls affiliated with their school or organization participating in the Summit.)
Who Should Apply?
This 5-Day training is dedicated to equipping participating mentors who have already participated in the Foundations for Creative Mentorship and Facilitation Training, with advocacy and facilitation tools to successfully design and lead trainings in the CAI curriculum and successfully lead girls and community members in the implementation of creative community advocacy actions.
2 days of training with real-time feedback and support one day before and one day after the Girls' Summit. Mentors will then apply their training and co-facilitating throughout the Summit.
For Second-Year Mentors Chosen to Co-Facilitate the Summit:
December 6-16, 2018
Six second-year or alumni mentors will be chosen to co-facilitate the Summit and will be required to arrive earlier to coordinate and prepare with the CAI facilitators.
All Other Mentors:
December 8-16, 2018
Mentors will play a critical support role in facilitating small groups and will only be expected to participate in sessions one day before and after the summit.
December 9-15, 2018
The East African Girls' Leadership Summit is a participatory creative leadership development opportunity for girls to unlock their potential and strengthen their capacity to lead in their schools and communities.
After the Summit, girls will be ready to embody their leadership learning in their schools and communities by working with their mentors to lead and participate in Creative Advocacy efforts to challenge the norms that stand in the way of girls accessing their rights.
You will learn and understand the basics of good mentoring
You will identify your personal strengths and challenges as a mentor.
Deepen understanding of mentorship skills, roles and responsibilities.
Strengthen mentor skills of active listening, coaching and self-care
Strengthen skills as a creative mentor.
Learn how to lead innovative exercises and generative dialogue
You will learn how to create a warm, inclusive and positive learning environment
You will gain an understanding of how to create emotional safety and support for yourself and your mentee (s).
Incorporate best practices of effective facilitation , creative advocacy and design in their work.
Co-lead innovative exercises and generative dialogue
Create a warm, inclusive and positive learning environment
Give and receive appreciative and developmental feedback for collective learning
Capture and reflect critical questions and insights that enhance their work.
Design an engaging and participatory workshop.
Cost per Mentor: $600.00
Cost per Girl: $300.00
Cost per Chaperone: $300.00
Cost per Mentor: $1200.00
Cost per Girl: $600.00
Cost per Chaperone: $600.00
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