The WEP Academy
The WEP Academy is a lively, safe place within the NGO partner. After the college day, young women, who receive scholarships to area colleges and vocational institutes, come to the Academy to meet friends, study and participate in the Academy’s rigorous curriculum of courses, workshops, field trips, guest speaker internships, training programs, and activities. There are four main components:
The SISTERHOOD, the foundation of the Academy, is a lively community of inspiring peers, role models, and mentors. MY LEADERSHIP – A certificate offering a series of courses in leadership, life skills, health, nutrition, gender issues, personal finance, civic rights and community activity. MY ECONOMIC INDEPENDENCE, a field trips and course based certificate to explore opportunities and gain skills. MY NEXT STEPS, a certificate offering entrance to vocational, higher education, training, internships and other programs.
Through this vision-expanding curriculum exploring life’s opportunities and ideas, Scholars find their voice, discover entrepreneurial and formal sector career ambitions, expand their understandings and ignite their inner spark. They become confident, informed leaders in their homes, communities and workplaces. Typically, Scholars attend the Academy or two to three years. Their with WEP is life-long as well as life-changing.