After my training as a VOF in 2013, I decided to put what I learned into action by creating the Rescue Women's Girls Scholarship which effectively kicked of in 2014. After the VOF training, the words 'Solutions Oriented' kept ringing in my memory and I couldn't wait to identify and execute the scholarship programme.
<a href="https://www.worldpulse.com/en/community/users/nakinti/posts/33438">Here</a>is the link to the world pulse post I made when I first conceived the idea.
In August 2014, I made my intention known to many people through the social media and world pulse, and I was surprised at how people of goodwill flocked in and offered to support financially. I couldn't believe, that something I planned to sponsor alone, as a give-back to my community, attracted a few Cameroonians living abroad.
With the help of community members in Bai Kuke, the community that benefitted from the scholarship, six underpriviledged girls were identified to benefit from the scholarship fund. Instead of spending 100% of the total amount needed for the scholarship programme, I ended up raising 75% from friends in the social media. Report, pictures, expenditure, speeches of that programme can be read/viewed <a href="https://www.worldpulse.com/en/community/users/nakinti/posts/34318">here</a>
Six girls who didn't believe they would be in secondary school are now learning in school without being worried about fee drive. One 44 year old woman with six children is now receiving vocational training to become a seamstress. I have a total of seven (7) beneficiaries for the 2014/2015 academic year.
If I tell you that I possesed all the know-how to run this programme, I would be telling a lie. I benefitted from the sound VOF tranining but I need more mentorship from experts in this field to keep the programme running.
As the 2015/2016 academic year draws near, my heart-beat increases on how to run the upcoming year succesfully. With the help of a mentor, I am sure Rescue Women will stay for as long as life itself.
On this note, Rescue Women is solliciting the help of two mentors to mentor us through our women's empowerment programme. Rescue Women is bent on driving women towards economic empowerment through formal and vocational education, and also providing small business start-up capital for women in need.
If you are interested in mentoring us, we would be super-pleased to read from you. Send us a mail through [email protected], or [email protected]. Follow us on facebook through this link https://www.facebook.com/RescueWomen. Or you can just leave a comment below and I will contact you.
Driving women and girls towards economic empowerment