THE PROCEEDINGS ABOUT THE MENTORING FOR ALTERNATIVE AND TRANSFORMATIVE LEADERSHIP TRAINING CAMP 2017
Forum for Women in Democracy is conducting the 19th Alternative and Transformation Leadership Training (mentoring camp) from 26th June to 4th July 2017 at Foyer De Charritte in Kampala. The 10-day residential camp has gathered 45 young women from 29 districts of Uganda including; Kibuku, Buikwe, Mukono, Wakiso, Budaka, Luwero, Ibanda, sorrot, Mbarara among others. The camp candidates include young women leaders, former parliamentary aspirants, young professionals, entrepreneurs, leaders, organizations and those that just accomplishes their academics. It all started on Sunday 25th June 2017 when the successful young women reported at FOWODE offices in preparation for the journey to Foyer De Charrite Spiritual Resort Namugongo and this was fully facilitated by FOWODE in terms of transport which was by bus.
While at the venues, the environment at Foyer De Charritte according to the trainees is really welcoming and serene for the training. All young leaders are enthusiastic about the fact that they are among the lucky ones who FOWODE has chosen to undergo the young leaders training for 2017 with the aimed of;
To build a young leadership that has a vision and a commitment to gender equality, social justice and social transformation
• To build a leadership that is pro-poor and sensitive to gender equality and its core
• To train the youth to critically assess local and global challenges and work independently in finding solutions to problem arising from them
• To expose the youth to Uganda’s diversity, history language and values in order to facilitate the development of the ideas of one country
• To expose young people to Uganda’s heritage and to introduce them to social movements, including the women’s movement and grassroots empowerment processes
• Learning the different gender issues like equality and equity, feminism in Africa, leadership and entrepreneurship skills. Their major concern is to get the skills to implement what they have learned.
• They also expected to mentor in public speaking, gender and culture as well as learning how to break through the stereotypes that have hindered women in spheres of political, social and economical way of life.