The case for investing in mentoring and nurturing girls’ leadership potential, particularly those from vulnerable backgrounds, can never be underestimated. These girls will one day hold crucial positions as leaders, business women, mothers, caregivers, and role models, thereby impact massively on the development of their communities. That is why, TAP Africa is taking the initiative to walk this journey with thousands of girls in Kenya and beyond, with the hope of contributing towards making African communities thrive, with women and girls at the centre of it all.
“The Lluna Leadership Camp” is a collaborative, quarterly, initiative between TAPAfrica and The Shima Foundation, supported by various organisations, businesses, and a host of phenomenal women across the world, with the aim of empowering girls to develop the resilience required to deal with current and future challenges as they navigate the world of education and work.
Theme: Enabling Girls to Realise their Fullest Potential
Nurturing Potential: Together, we aim to enable African girls realise their fullest potential through knowledge, skills, mentoring, and exposure.
Developing Change agents: At the camp, we strive to cultivate an enabling environment where girls develop self-esteem, confidence, assertiveness, and leadership abilities, to enable them to articulate their needs, as well as amplify their voices, while championing change in their communities.
Cultural Exchange & Exposure: It also offers an opportunity for cultural exchange and exposure, through visits to the major attraction sites in the capital city and institutions for higher learning. Further, the camp endeavours to cultivate an enabling environment for cross-cultural learning among the participants, bearing in mind that our girls come from very diverse backgrounds, across Kenya, and in future East Africa.
The Global Young Women E-conference: We bring together exceptional women leaders who are championing positive change in Kenyan communities and around the world to share with our girls about their journey in the ‘Frontlines of Change’ and advancing Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). At this e-gathering, our girls interact with the brilliant leaders gaining tips and motivation to break glass-ceilings to achieve desired milestones in education, career, family, community service, leadership among others. Indeed, through their inspiring experiences, the women sum up our camp and its lessons, bringing all of it home with their lives as a powerful example
Digital Technology: We leverage on Digital technology to connect beneficiaries with phenomenal women in Kenya and across the world.
Quarterly: The camp is hosted three times a year, during the main school holidays, in order to give room to girls from rural areas of Kenya to travel to Nairobi and participate in this unique platform.
Some of our topics have included;
- 21st Century Life Skills
- Leadership & Team work
- Digital Skills Training
- Academic Excellence and Career Guidance
- Volunteering as a pathway to employment
- Sexual Rights and Reproductive Health (Menstrual Health and Hygiene Management)
- Social Inclusion and Gender Equality