Mentoring is important, not only because of the knowledge and skills mentees can learn from mentors, but also because mentoring provides professional socialization and personal support to facilitate success. Quality mentoring greatly enhances mentees' chances for success. Having a mentor helps one navigate through the uncertainty of entrepreneurship. Women entrepreneurs expect to develop as both business owners and individuals.

angle-left Mentorship by Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA)

Young Women’s Christian Association (Zambia) is a Christian, non-partisan, non-governmental organization (NGO) dedicated to the empowerment of the community and has existed for 62 years having been established in 1957 in Zambia. The policy making body of the organization is the National Council, while the Board ensures the implementation of policies. Management and staff conduct the day to day operations of the organization. YWCA has branches in 9 of the 10 provinces of Zambia. Its focus areas are advocacy, lobbying, awareness creation, provision of services such as psychosocial counseling and paralegal advice. 


REQUIREMENTS FOR A MENTEE TO QUALIFY FOR MENTORSHIP SERVICES

•    25 to 40 years of age
•    Trusted in the community
•    Have a minimum of a Grade 12 Certificate or better
•    Must live in that community
•    Must be able to read and write
•    Should have confidence to facilitate to an audience of adolescents and/or young women

Duration for the mentorship program
•    6 weeks to 1 year

Frequency
•  Weekly

Cost
• Free of charge

Additional services provided
• When available startup capital and linkages to other service providers

Events organized by YWCA:
•  Advocacy activities
•  Forums
•  Linkages and networking; and
•  Exposure / learning / exchanges


CONTACT INFORMATION

Patricia Mphanza Ndhlovu
Executive Director, 
Plot 7392, P. O. Box 50115, Nationalist road, Lusaka
Tel: 255204/254751 / Cell: 0977 843099
Email: executivedirector@ywcazambia.co.zm