Mentor Vanessa to launch her social enterprise providing sanitary towels to disadvantaged girls

This Project's Impact

Vanessa is interested in mentorship because it will provide a strong platform for her to learn a lot. She believes that collaboration is an effective method for skill sharpening and generating resources.
Project deadline

May 20, 2019

Applications due by

February 18, 2019

Volunteer hours required

20

Key project info

About the Mentoring Program

This collaboration is between Vollie and Youth Agenda (http://www.youthagenda.org/). Youth Agenda (YA) wants to connect Youth (aged 18-24) in Kenya with mentors that can support young people in Kenya and their professional growth. Currently in Kenya the unemployment rate is at 22%, higher than most African countries, and YA gets daily requests from the youth that they work with pleading for opportunities to progress their career. Vollie and YA are partnering to connect young Kenyan’s with professionals right across Australia for the purpose of virtual mentoring.

Once connected through Vollie these two parties can Skype and email to get to know each other and for the Australian professionals to mentor these young Kenyan’s to success.

About the Mentee

Vanessa is an economics student. She plans on starting an enterprise that sells accessories including earrings, watches and key holders to provide sanitary towels to girls who cannot afford them.

The benefit to you, the volunteer

You will be sharing your talents and experience, and your work will encourage entrepreneurial thinking and execution, develop networks, grow ideas and inspire. Ultimately, it will support better job outcomes for African change-makers.