We push boundaries this year to reach more emerging women as mentees by being #BeBoldforChange by hosting two Global Mentoring Walk events in two cities, Ibadan and Abeokuta in Nigeria. Both events had the Theme: Unleashing the Real YOU – Your Own Uniqueness, and we also did two different campaigns to create awareness for the need for more mentorship programs and give voice to the voiceless.
I’m A Vital Voice Campaign – The campaign was first of its kind in the Vital Voice Global Network since it was launch this March, 2017 by Hillary Clinton, former USA presidential candidate 2016. Everyone embraced the I’m A Vital Voice for Women and Girls Empowerment. We took lots of pictures and made it into a video to share with the world. #AVitalVoice
#AVitalVoice Campaign Video Links for Abeokuta & Ibadan, Nigeria
– #AVitalVoice Campaign Ibadan, Nigeria — http://bit.ly/2oIuPOL
– #AVitalVoice Campaign Abeokuta, Nigeria — http://bit.ly/2oQEorJ
With this year Theme: Unleashing the Real YOU – Your Own Uniqueness, both mentors and mentees really open up and pour out personal and deep issues about themselves to share and learn from each other. Mentees were encouraged to make commitment to make things happen in their lives, give themselves permission to shine and be unique. Mentees were told to embrace their whole self by acknowledging they are uniqueness, be aware of their gifts and talents and should not hide them or belittle them. Mentees were encouraged to be kind to themselves, take good care of themselves. Be patient with themselves. Don’t copy others – do your own thing your own way while others inspire you Be aware. Be honest. Be present #BeBoldforChange
For the I’m A Mentor or Mentee Campaign– Mentors and Mentees show solidarity for more mentorship programs because we believe Mentors Change Lives, while Mentees Learn to Make Impact.
Mentorship Campaign Video Links for Abeokuta & Ibadan, Nigeria
– Mentorship Campaign, Ibadan, Nigeria — http://bit.ly/2ntKAEj
– Mentorship Campaign, Abeokuta, Nigeria — http://bit.ly/2oge503
We hope we can get sponsors and partners for us to expand Global Mentoring Walk to other cities in Nigeria especially the northern part where it is mostly needed for girl-child and women development and advancement.
#AVitalVoice #MentoringWalk #BeBoldforChange #IWD2017 @VitalVoices
Pictures Gallery for Both Events
Mentoring Walk, Abeokuta, Nigeria— https://flic.kr/s/aHskWFZoF1
Mentoring Walk, Ibadan, Nigeria— https://flic.kr/s/aHskVZb62r