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The summit employs an experiential approach to learning, designed to grow girls knowledge and appetite to pursue fields of their interest.

Wasichana wa Afrika Summit

location_on Nairobi, Kenya
The summit employs an integrated approach to learning by identifying high potential adolescent girls, providing them a platform to interact with role models/professionals who are working in their fields of interest. The overarching goal of the summit is to expand their knowledge and increase their appetite to pursue courses that are relevant to their future career ambitions.
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2018
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Updated on January 28th, 2021
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What is Wasichana wa Afrika Summit?

What we do? 

Hosted as a 5-day residential workshop, the summit curates content designed to build girls knowledge and interest in fields of their interest. The summit combines thematic skills-building sessions, learning visits and rights education (with a specific focus on sexual reproductive health and rights) and exposes girls to a pool of mentors who have walked their journeys who can inspire them to pursue careers of their interest. 

Why we do it? 

Akili Dada acknowledges that a number of career fields remain pre-dominantly male-dominated with low participation form women. To overcome this barrier, the summit identifies a theme on an annual basis and identifies high potential adolescent girls with an interest in these tracks exposing them to mentors/role models and knowledge resources to enable them chart a clear path for their future. 

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June 2019
Innovation page created on HundrED.org
April 2019
Best NGO Program on Gender Equality - National Diversity & Inclusion Award
April 2019
Best NGO Program on Gender Equality - National Diversity & Inclusion Award
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