Mentorship Program

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

Mentorship 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 young women with disabilities. Having this guidance, encouragement and support from trusted and experienced mentor,  provides 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 program offers reciprocal benefits to mentors willing to invest their time in developing the capacities of other girls and young women with disabilities. Similarly, the personal satisfaction of sharing their skills and experience with a willing learner, being involved in mentoring sessions provides some tangible benefits that can reward mentors with enhanced experience.

The expected outcomes 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 society
  • The opportunity to develop new skills and knowledge