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WISCAR), in partnership with ACT Foundation successfully delivered a one-year structured mentoring programme to young girls across six (6) Secondary Schools. Photo; BILLMOYERS

Women in Successful Careers (WISCAR), in partnership with ACT Foundation successfully delivered a one-year structured mentoring programme to young girls across six (6) Secondary Schools in Lagos state under the Grow and Learn Initiative ‘GLIN’.

The laudable project which was born out of a deep commitment to creating more opportunities to advance WISCAR’s ideals of gender parity and equity across all spheres of leadership in the society provided a platform for the students to have a holistic synergy between academic studies and preparation for leadership in the future workplace.

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WISCAR seeks to extend its intervention in women’s leadership through a backward integration to the future pipeline of WISCARs and leaders who will positively influence gender policy in the workplace in Nigeria and indeed Africa by catching them early and adding value through leadership training.

The Grow and Learn Initiative ‘GLIN’ programme which kicked off in April 2019 across six schools in selected public and private secondary schools in Lagos state namely; Aunty Ayo International, Lagos Anglican Girls Grammar School, Ansar-ud-Deen Girls High School, Herbert Macaulay Secondary School, Wesley Girls School, and Reagan Memorial Baptist Girls School was made possible by a grant from ACT Foundation. Designed as a platform for the execution of a structured leadership and mentorship program for young girls between the ages of 13 and 18 years, the beneficiaries are aspirational and focused young girls, aiming to join the next generation of successful women Leaders. The WISCAR GLIN programme supports these aspirations by empowering the girls to develop a conscious career mindset enabling them to begin to aspire and plan positively for life after secondary school.

The program so far has reached 558 girls across six schools, beyond the initial target of 500 girls, and has largely been recognized by the beneficiaries as a valuable asset.

WISCAR, in its 12 years of operation has impacted over 8000 women through its structured mentoring programme and various open series programmes and conferences. The organization continues to make strides as it distinguishes itself as the premier mentorship organization in Nigeria focused on developing women to build a better nation.

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