Mentorship and Empowerment for the Girl Child; KSH Foundation Blends it All


The KSH Foundation gave each of its fellows a laptop computer as a way to celebrate the launch of its new initiative EveryGirl. Additionally, the foundation matched each of its fellows with a mentor who would offer advice regarding the fellow's chosen line of work and general self-awareness.

The second phase of the KSH Foundation's EveryGirl program, which is aimed at young women entrepreneurs between the ages of 15 and 19 and who have an interest in technology and fields related to technology, has been successfully completed. The KSH Foundation is a non-profit organization whose mission is to leverage technology and entrepreneurship and its role in early human development.

The program that was held at the CANs park, which was founded by Khalil Halilu, who is also the founder of the foundation, saw the revealing of beneficiaries of the EveryGirl program who were referred to as EveryGirl fellows, with each fellow representing one of the country's six geopolitical zones. The program was held at the CANs park, which was founded by Khalil Halilu.

More than fifty girls participated in the initial stage of this program, which was carried out over the course of three stages. These women were selected by individuals from partner hubs and given guidance through pre-recorded videos and virtual live interactive sessions on technology courses as well as self development courses. The technology courses covered topics such as programming and coding, customer validation, business model canva, and software development. The self development courses covered topics such as self-confidence and self-esteem, communication, productivity, mental health, money health, and sexual health careers in the IT industry. According to Khalil Halilu, it is of the utmost importance that young females be constructed in such a fashion that they are capable of standing on their own. There is no such thing as supercharging someone, and every experience is important. Eight of the girls who participated in the first phase of the EveryGirl program and were among the pool of fifty applicants were selected to become fellows in the program.

The second part consisted of a physical immersion in the city of Abuja for a period of four days during which the travel expenses were covered. This phase was purposefully designed to provide both theoretical and practical knowledge in various strata. The fellows were taken on a voyage into the world of technology in a variety of different fields. The tour was centered on growing and developing young ladies on a holistic level. In addition to this, industry executives engaged them in conversation on the present state of technology in their respective fields and the opportunities given by technological advancement. Organizations such as Hamu legal, EHA clinic, and Almat farm were among those that received a visit. The girls now have a better understanding of how technology works and the effects it is having on the globe.

During the reveal event, the fellows had the opportunity to present ideas of technology-inclined businesses they desired to work on and problems within their community or otherwise they intended to solve, to a network of audience members in the hope of garnering more support. In addition, the fellows were given the opportunity to present problems they intended to solve. They were also matched with mentors who would provide support for the rest of their lives and were given technical assistance in the form of laptops.

They were given extra help. The girls participated in several engaging educational activities. The instructors also spoke highly of the girls' unparalleled enthusiasm and commitment to their studies.

The fellows will proceed to learn more about technology during the third phase of the program, which will serve as the program's capstone. They will be educated in the following topics: cyber security, web development, fintech, the foundations of project management, and how to seek investments and grants. The first phase of the program consisted of learnings being distributed through hubs; however, in the second phase, the foundation gave each colleague a laptop computer so that they could learn on their own.

While there is still more work to be done, EveryGirl program coordinator Farida Yahya believes that the program's purpose and objectives have been well satisfied, despite the fact that there is still more work to be done.

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