Mentorship Project

WSA offers mentorship to young girls with disabilities by having older women with disabilities guide, coach and mentor them in their routine: this is so because girls with disabilities face twice as much challenge compared with the other girls.

The mentoring relationship is built on mutual trust, respect and communication, and involves both parties meeting regularly to exchange ideas, discuss progress, challenges and set goals for further development. Being mentored is one of the most valuable and effective way of building the confidence of girls and women with disabilities. Having the guidance, encouragement and support of a trusted and experienced mentor can provide a mentee with a broad range of personal and development benefits, which ultimately lead to improved self-esteem and great performance in their daily work. Mentoring is more than the transfer of advice, knowledge and insights. The relationship offers reciprocal benefits for mentors willing to invest their time in developing another girls and women with disabilities. As well as the personal satisfaction of sharing their skills and experience with a willing learner, being involved in mentoring also provides some tangible benefits that can reward mentors more experience.

The expected out comes of the mentorship program includes:

  • Exposure to new ideas and ways of thinking
  • Advice on developing strengths and overcoming weaknesses
  • Guidance on professional development and advancement
  • Increased visibility and recognition within the company
  • The opportunity to develop new skills and knowledge