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Mentorship

PROWEB Empowering Youths in Zimbabwe

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PROWEB entered into partnership with the Zimbabwe Works Project, under International Youth Foundation to train . The partnership is training young adults for Employability and Entrepreneurship skills. The desired outcome of the programme is to transform the lives of young women and men through provision of professional and business skills that enable them to participate in key economic processes. The project has since trained 813 young men and women aged 20-35 years and 250 youths for employability. It has managed to place 100 youths for internship and job placement with different companies in Zimbabwe.

Gamuchirai’s Success Story

Gamuchirai Nyamakura graduated from the University of Zimbabwe with a BSc Honours Degree in Agriculture (Animal Science) in October 2015. Having received little career guidance together with the economic hardships in the country, she was not able to effectively secure a job. A whole year passed by. She then learnt about the Zimbabwe: Works program which was being facilitated by PROWEB.

Gamuchirai did not hesitate to register and was shortly selected as a beneficiary of the program. Thereafter she was invited to attend a three day capacity building training workshop on Access to Formal Sector Employment held from the 20th to the 22nd of April 2016. This was followed by 31 Passport to Success training sessions facilitated by the PROWEB team which equipped her with personal and career development aspects like knowing how to make a positive first impression, writing a CV and cover letter, assertiveness and goal setting.

After the training workshops PROWEB managed to refer Gamuchirai to three interviews. The first two were at Tererai Trent International Organization and Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. Both organizations required someone with a strong Crop Science background so she did not qualify. However this experience boosted her confidence such that when she was sent to Profeeds she performed exceptionally well and was hired as a graduate trainee.

Gamuchirai is now working at the Profeeds Centre in Banket where she sells the company products and assists farmers with technical advice. She is grateful for the opportunity to benefit from the Zimbabwe: Works program. Most importantly because the skills that she has acquired during the trainings make her work easier. She says dealing with people in such a challenging environment now comes natural to her!

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PROWEB Youth’s Equipped for Life Project

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PROWEB, in collaboration with Zimbabwe Works and International Youth Foundation is implementing a Youth Equipped for Life Projects for 800 youths, aged 20-35 years of age , drawn from Harare, Mutare, Chitungwiza and Mutare.

This project covers three training components which include:
1. Enterprise startup and growth,
2. Access to Formal Sector Employment Training
3. Passport to Success (PTS) Training

The project focuses on strengthening the capacity of young women and men with relevant professional and business skills through structured training which includes; Entrepreneurship Training;

Financial literacy;
Business Proposal Development;
Mentorship/ Coaching;
Internship and Job Placement to seasoned professionals and business

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PROWEB BOOST Mentorship

By | Mentorship

Mentorship (1)PROWEB in collaboration with the BOOST Fellowship Launched the Daring Damsels Mentorship Programme in October 2011.  This programme is a series of mentoring meetings of young women graduates by committed successful women entrepreneurs of all ages. By this and in line with the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) #3 ‘Promote gender equality and empower women’, PROWEB provided  a platform for young women graduates to be mentored and trained into professionalism and entrepreneurship by its successful professional women, women executives and business women.

PROWEB believes in the importance of role models and sees mentorship as a key instrument in empowering women to be independent and to have an equal opportunity to that of the men in controlling the economy. The programme has managed to place a number of young ladies with different business and professional women who mentored them to gain practical work experience, others  elected to be board members of Youth Council Board and others have started their Micro Finance Businesses.

OBJECTIVE

To empower the young women graduates to create for themselves and others employment opportunities by engaging into entrepreneurship thus curbing the unemployment rate which will in turn develop Zimbabwe.

GOALS

  1. To raise the awareness and improve the understanding on the challenges women face after college.
  2. To further enhance young women’s leadership and entrepreneurial capabilities and competences by learning for the experiences and insights of the senior women entrepreneurs.
  3. To nurture and encourage innovation in the young women graduates so as to enable them to resist social pressures and help them take their place as leaders in Africa.
  4. To support young women in their pursuit of excellence with a focus on the development of leadership skills, entrepreneurship and life orientation skills.
  5. To develop a new breed of women leaders and entrepreneurs for the country and region.

Eligibility

This mentorship programme is open to all young women, graduates and non graduates from the different provinces of Zimbabwe.

Be Empowered, Be Inspired , Be Motivated,  Be Challenged,  Get Involved , Don’t miss out on this opportunity!!!!!!