EYEAFRICA TV: Banjul, THE GAMBIA: Three Gambian youngsters have won the prestigious Resolution Fellowship that comes with a 376 thousand dalasi -$7,500 dollar- seed funding and a lifelong mentorship for their NEW venture HERFuture; that will be officially launching in October.
Gunjur news online’s Alhasana Darboe reported on Thursday that the venture of Isatou Jallow (Founder and Project Lead), Haddijatou Touray (Program Coordinator) and Sally Dibba (Finance Director) aims to provide leadership opportunities to underprivileged girls in Serrekunda, in which they will offer mentorship, capacity training, and internships to girls aged 15-19 years who lack access to opportunities.
According to the online news platform, HERFuture is “a leadership incubator that trains and nurture the next generation of female leaders in The Gambia.
The Resolution Project is a US-based NGO that develops socially responsible young leaders and empowers them to make a positive impact today with a vision to create a generation of leaders with a lifelong commitment to social responsibility.
It reported that in 2016, six teams won the challenge, followed by 10 winning teams in 2017 and 15 teams in 2018 and this year, 15 teams emerged winners of the 2019 Mastercard Foundation Social Venture challenge.
The teams are from Cameron, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Uganda, Senegal, Kenya, Lebanon, Kenya, Malawi, and The Gambia.
HERFuture founder and Project Lead Isatou Jallow told the Gunjur news online that she feel fulfilled knowing that in her little way she is contributing towards creating a more inclusive society by empowering young girls to be catalyst of change in their communities. “I look forward to seeing an equally distributed workforce in offices of leadership among women and men in The Gambia. I take pride in the fact that the misconceptions I erased, the lives I touched and the women I empowered will be my definition of how successful a leader I will become”.