Let Girls Lead Now Leadership and Mentorship Symposium by Welisane Foundation

WELISANE MOKWE NKENG
Posted February 8, 2020 from Cameroon
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The adage “You are the leaders of tomorrow » is REDUNDANT...

 

Let Girls Lead Now!

 

1 In 3 girls are afraid to be leaders for fear of others thinking she is Bossy... this is compounded by gender discrimination and stereotypical roles attributed to boys and girl.

 

The fact that girls are often less valued for leadership roles necessitates workshops and educative talks to impart in them a leadership mindset, knowledge and skills.

 

In the build up to the National Youth Day,  Welisane Foundation organized a Leadership and Mentorship Symposium for Girls themed “Let Girls Lead Now. 

 

It took place at the Youth Village, during the Youth Week on the 7th of February 2020 at the Multi-Purpose Sports Complex, Yaounde.

Speaking at the symposium was Venetta MWENGELLA , Family Nurse Practioner, motivational speaker, Mentor and Coach, Michael Ananga, Corporate Lawyer, Development Coach and Mentor, as Well as the Founder of Welisane Foundation - Welisane Mokwe Nkeng, Sustainability Leader and Mentor.

#IamABoss

#BossyIsOK

#BossyGirlsAreLeaders

#LetGirlsLeadNow

#WelisaneFoundation

#Leadership

#Mentorship

#CivicParticipation

 

 

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Hello, Welisane Foundation,

Congratulations on organizing a "Let Girls Lead Now" symposium! How many attended?

WELISANE MOKWE NKENG

Thanks Karen, we had over 500 girls

You're welcome! Wow, that's a huge impact! Well done to you and your team!

Elizabeth Ziro
Feb 08
Feb 08

Congratulations Welisane foundation, girls are the bedrock of every society, keep it up. I hope there are still more symposiums. Looking forward to the next one..

WELISANE MOKWE NKENG

Thanks Elizabeth

laison sylvie
Feb 09
Feb 09

What a great initiative. Very important for young girls. Kudos.

WELISANE MOKWE NKENG

Thanks Slyvie

Anita Shrestha
Feb 09
Feb 09

dear welisane
Thank you for sharing this nice things, please do continue.

WELISANE MOKWE NKENG

Thanks Anita

Nene Nkengla
Feb 09
Feb 09

Dear Mokwe, this write up says everything in one sentence' " let girls lead now". We have waited for too long

WELISANE MOKWE NKENG

Thanks Nene

Metiege Noel Eve
Feb 10
Feb 10

Great strides WELISANE .thank you sis for continually empowering the girl child. In a society like us that encourages mediocrity in the females by teaching them how it is bad to be a BOSS LADY your foundation have been doing a marvelous job. I follows u a lot when you were doing your program on female hygiene and sharing pads in school. You are a young lady with so much vision. You are a perfect vision of feminism. GOD BLESS YOU WELIS.

WELISANE MOKWE NKENG

Awww thanks a lot Big Sis Noel

Jill Langhus
Feb 10
Feb 10

Great job, Welisane:-) What a great idea and turn out! It looks like everyone had fun:-)

XX

WELISANE MOKWE NKENG

We sure did...thanks Jill

Jill Langhus
Feb 12
Feb 12

Great! You're welcome:-)

Hope you have a great, rest of the week!

Dr Jackie
Feb 10
Feb 10

Hi Welisane,
It's amazing to see what you are doing in the foundation. A few people have called me boss lady before and I have never understood why women should be called that way, to begin with. I am glad you are making a difference in the lives of these younger ones. It will be great to meet you in person someday.

Happy youth day in advance. I wish we had the luxury of doing something similar in Bamenda, but as you know, the town has been shutdown. But, we will keep doing what we have to do to ensure we prepare those who have to take over from us. It all starts by seeing them as leaders already.

Cheer

WELISANE MOKWE NKENG

Indeed....Thanks a lot Doc

Felicitas Wung
Feb 10
Feb 10

More grease to your elbows my dear.

WELISANE MOKWE NKENG

Thank you

Beth Lacey
Feb 10
Feb 10

This sounds like a great event.

WELISANE MOKWE NKENG

Thank you

ANNITA
Feb 11
Feb 11

Greetings Nkeng and thumps up to your foundation. Keep helping to raise the voices of women out there.
What a great impact to our society given the fact that most ladies are faced with low self esteem.
It's only by organizing such trainings that can help them get out of their shell
Keep making impact.

WELISANE MOKWE NKENG

Thank you Annita

otahelp
Mar 01
Mar 01

Waooh Welisane i love the sound of this let the girls lead. surely we must continue to motivate girls and women to stand up and take their space in the leadership and decision making positions. thank you for sharing

Girl power.
Great job out there. Our girls are our world. Kudos to your efforts