Youth Mentorship Programme
Aimed at developing the intrinsic abilities and passions of young women. Mentees are being trained within an existing stream in the organisation under the guidance of passionate, dedicated and skilled volunteers within The Light Upon Light Women’s Foundation.
Mentees : Young women between the ages of 15 and 25
Mentors: Older, more experienced volunteers within our organisation.
Mentors provide coaching, training, support and guidance in both formal and informal settings. The program is designed to incorporate both theoretical knowledge as well as the practical application thereof within streams and projects which are already existing within the foundation.
Vision of the programme:o Training and development in order to reach their full potential
o The opportunity to explore and harness their innate talents under the guidance of a mentor
o Platforms to transform these talents into meaningful, relevant and impactful output
o Opportunities to combat social ills faced by themselves and their peers
o An opportunity to leave behind a legacy
The streams available under the mentorship program are:
- Basic Business Bootcamp
- Events & Member Relationship Management
- Fundraising and Finance
- Marketing and Media
- Public Speaking
- Our teenagers who are expected to make life decisions such as choosing their subject streams at school to choosing a field of study when applying to university, when often they do not have any understanding of what their strengths and passions really are. Who do not even know the vast array of career choices which are available to them.
- The young muslimah who is devoting the vast majority of her day to studying at university, who often does not know what her next step in life will be once she has obtained that degree. What jobs and environments that coveted piece of paper will open up for her. Has she even stopped to wonder how she can use that degree to earn her sustenance as well as her Jannah?
- The average young muslimah who enters the workspace who often does not know how to marry her Islamic education with that of the corporate world, as to what is acceptable and what is not. This program allows these girls to access to Muslim women who have successfully created and maintained their Islamic identity within their workspaces and who have a deep desire to be able to impart their knowledge and lessons learnt.
- The project plans to expose these girls to their untapped potential and discover what changes they can make to the world in which they live.