Afterschool Centre for Career Development is a capacity development organization committed to assisting young persons in transitional stages of their lives set goals and walks them through the achievement of such goals. The Project provides growth opportunities and self as well as career development interventions for and with young people enabling them transit seamlessly from school to work.

As part of its objectives to proving learning and mentoring opportunities for young women in Nigeria, Afterschool Centre for Career Development is partnering with the Vital Voices Global Partnership to lead the 2017 Women Mentoring Women Walk in Nigeria.

The Vital Voices Global partnership envisions a community of empowered women living lives worthy of emulation and aims to inspire a new cadre of women leaders/entrepreneurs. As part of its effort to celebrate the annual International Women’s Day – March 8th 2017; Vital Voices is partnering with Afterschool Centre for Career Development and other leading Nigerian brands to celebrate the Women’s week through the Global Mentoring Walk scheduled to hold in 10 cities in Nigeria.

The 2017 Global Mentoring Walk will connect Nigeria’s leading women business leaders with emerging business women around the country to amplify the significance of all women –supporting the cause Women Mentoring Women (WMW) irrespective of vocation or creed. This Walk will be bringing together 500 established women leaders and rising women professionals to walk together in 10 Nigerian cities including Calabar, Lagos, Ilorin ,Uyo, Enugu, Port -Harcourt, Kaduna, Ibadan, Abeokuta & Abuja .

 

Held on the same day in over 70 countries across the world, the Mentoring Walk unifies the Vital Voices Global Leadership Network   fostering a global community of women to affirm their commitment to women’s leadership through mentoring. This year’s walk will be held Saturday, March 11th 2017 to celebrate International Women’s Day.

 

The activities for the Global Mentoring Week and Mentoring Walk include:

      Girls Tech Tour (Monday – Wednesday, March 6- 8 2017)

      The Fashion Value Chain Workshop (Wednesday- Thursday, March 7-9 2017)

      On- boarding Training for Mentors/Mentees (Thursday, March 9th 2017)

      Access to Markets Workshop for Women Entrepreneurs (Friday, March 10th 2017)

      Global Women Mentoring Walk – (Saturday, March 11 2017)

      Mentoring Dinner & Impact Awards / Fusion Gospel Meets Runway (Sunday, March 12th 2017)

 

About Afterschool Centre for Career Development:

Afterschool Centre for Career Development (formerly known as Afterschool Peer Mentoring Project) is a non-governmental, capacity development organization committed to inspiring, investing and engaging young people as well as facilitating growth opportunities for young persons in transitional stages of their lives. We ignite young people to set career goals and walk them through the achievement of such goals enabling them transit seamlessly from school to work.

At Afterschool Centre for Career Development we employ various strategic interventions to counsel, train and provide growth opportunities for young people to prepare for the world of work through a peer mentoring model. Our programmes and projects include a Pathfinder programme for Adolescents, A Pre-Tertiary Training Programme for Post-Secondary school graduates, Workplace Training for Undergraduates as well as career advancement training for young professionals.

Beyond providing direct services Afterschool Centre for Career Development provides a springboard for Stakeholder collaboration and thought leadership on issues regarding holistic education including career counseling, employment and youth transitions programming. Some initiatives under our thought leadership portfolio include; The Career Counsellors Coalition and the School to Work Transitions in Africa Initiative.

 

Interested in our work? Please contact our Partnerships and Programmes Team on info@afterschoolcentre.org  or call 08187508000 and 08135207082.