Moremi Initiative for Women's Leadership in Africa

Rating: 4.71 stars   31 reviews

Issues: Children & Youth

Location: 22 Arku Korsah St Roman Ridge Accra -- Ghana

Mission: Moremi Initiative for Women’’s Leadership in Africa strives to engage, inspire and equip young women and girls to become the next generation of leading politicians, activists, social entrepreneurs and change agents: Leaders who can transform and change institutions that legitimize and perpetuate discrimination against women.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I am a Liberian and for me Moremi represents a True Agent of Change for Young African Women Leaders both in Africa and the African Diaspora.

I am a young advocate who has dedicated her life to lobbying for the inclusion of youths with disabilities to ensure that the Missing Voices are Heard.

Moremi Initiative stands as a shining example to the world of how great a continent Africa is; with its diverse cultural heritage, resources and potential leaders regardless of creed, ethnicity, physical look - with or without disabilities.



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Moremi sees potential in every young female, it shifts one's destiny into a positive direction and gives you the courage to make a difference. That was what I gained from being MILEAD Fellow. Moremi showed me that one should not give up on their dreams - if you didn't make it this way, try to make it another way. Moremi is the pride of Africa!

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

If Moremi is blessed with more financial resources and the number young women who participate increase, the change Africa needs will be seen shortly, I can assure any one of that.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

How did you find this group?

Moremi is a community of African sisters were one can derive trust, friendship, courage and faith in the fact that we as young women can represent Africa on any platform all over the world.

What, if any, change in your life has this group encouraged?

It made me take pride in myself, in my country and especially in my continent. I love being MILEAD Fellow and I am grateful to Moremi Initiative for affording me the opportunity to be part of the wonderful work they are doing in this continent.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

Rating: 5 stars  

I participated as a 2010 MILEAD Fellow of Moremi Initiative. I can honestly say that my experience in the program enhanced my understanding of the importance of my role in leadership and development as a young African woman. I now have a renewed approach, passion and confidence toward my professional and academic pursuits. Having served in leadership capacities already before the fellowship, I never realised that I still suffered from subtle inferiority complex, juxtaposing my capabilities to those of a man. The biggest lesson I received from Moremi Initiative is that I have talents, skills and knowledge that I can equally contribute to society. And that I can go as far as I want toward making that contribution. My limitations are mostly mental. Moremi Initiative does a lot to empower African women to participate socially and politically in their countries, and importantly, to be educated. It is education that enlightens and gives way to opportunities. I continue to support Moremi Initiative in reaching more potential and emerging African women leaders. Women's full participation and leadership in Africa is intrinsically linked as a crucial factor to any developmental success we may seek; and that is Moremi's role - to bring women, necessarily and deservingly, to the table.

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Moremi Initiative has taught me that I as an individual have a right to participate in my community, and to lend a voice to issues and decisions that will affect my life. My time spent as a 2010 MILEAD Fellow has positively impacted my self-esteem, image and confidence as I pursue academic and professional aspirations.

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If I could improve Moremi Initiative, I would give them a base in every African country. Moremi Initiative needs even larger presence. More African women need to be impacted by their empowering training.

Rating: 5 stars  

I got involved with the Moremi Initiative as a fellow of the organisation in 2010. Was selected amongst 24 other young emerging African women leaders and trained through the organisation's three weeks summer institute.

It was an amazing experience at the institute as i was inspired to place my priorities right and be able to clearly define what is important and expedient in terms of intervention.
Thais inspired me to begin the After school Peer Mentoring project;(www.afterschoolpmp.wordpress.com) a project inspired by the MILEAD institute; the project has inmapced positively in the lives of students through our PREP2GRAD programme(www.prep2grad.wordpress.com)

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Inspiring young people through education via the institute to become change makers and transformational leaders in the communities, cities and countries!

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I would support that the institute be longer but this can only be possible if we MOREMI gets more funding to run the fellowship. I would also support that MOREMI takes more fellows from other countries, besides the the current number of countries that it has recruited fellows, i believe they are also outstanding young persons doing great things in the 53 African countries.

Rating: 5 stars  

Before I took part in the Milead fellowship, I often considered statements which alluded to an individual making a difference as more of an exception than a norm, but my experience with Moremi changed all this. Through this life changing experience, I was able to interact with 24 extraordinary women whose life stories portrayed not only courage, resilience and strength but also the passion and the heart that so many of wrongly believe is lacking in the young women today.
During the 3 week leadership training institute in Ghana, we took classes geared at developing our long term career interests and nurturing us as the change makers of today and tomorrow. Our classes revolved around issues pertaining to human rights, gender based violence, female participation in politics as well aspects of marketing and branding not just our social and profit making ventures but ourselves as change makers. We engaged in heated debates, shared our hopes dreams and aspiration for the women of Africa. We were also mentored by outstanding and inspiring women and men who have for long championed the causes of women and young people in Africa. Through this experience each of us fellows were encouraged to start Community projects within our various countries. The Milead fellowship taught me to believe that an individual can indeed make a difference.

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The insight I gained during this fellowship guided towards starting a project I am very passionate about as it relates to the rights of women and girls to inheritance and ownership of property in my country Uganda where women and girls especially in rural areas are not able to own or inherit property. It is my hope that through the implementation of my project I can make it known to more of these vulnerable women and girls that they have a form of recourse in such instances

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

make it accessible to more girls around Africa. There are so many young girls out there with great ideas and passion to bring about change with in their communities, but they lack guidance on how they can do this. .If Moremi could target more young women from different social economic backgrounds across Africa, am positive that the impact of its work would be more greatly felt.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

Rating: 5 stars  

I first heard about the moremi initiative from a friend who happens to be a volunteer ,and then subsequently I started reading up on their activities on the web. It feels good to know that there is an organization that is really genuine in its effort to motivate ,mentor and educate the african female youth into becoming women leaders which goes a long way towards eradicating poverty in the society and also preventing these young ladies from turning towards other negative vices in the society and becoming nuisances to their families.
Indeed ,The Moremi Initiative for women leaders is just the type of non profit organization the african society really need at such a time like this.

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I heard the success stories of those who went through the mentoring program of the initiative.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Encourage more volunteers to participate , and consider luring some of them with monetary benefits especially those who do not presently have another source of income.

Rating: 5 stars  

Etre MILEAD Fellow, c'est plus qu'une simple aventure, etre MILEAD Fellow, c'est croire en la femme, non pas parce que l'on est femme, mais parce que trop longtemps, il n'a pas été donné aux femmes les capacités de se réveiller, de se réaliser et de se penser en tant que partenaires indispensables au développement. Cette expérience avec MOREMI Initiative m'a permis de murir en quelques semaines, au contact de femmes (et d'hommes) fortes, belles et qui veulent prendre activement part au changement social, culturel, économique et politique de notre continent.
Lorsque j'ai vu l'annonce du programme de fellowship, j'ai immédiatement porté ma candidature. Je venais enfin de trouver le programme qui me correspondait. Oui, on m'offrait la chance de pouvoir rencontrer des filles qui voulaient briser les chaines de leur aliénation "invisible" mais réelle, aller par delà les tabous et les interdits, les prescriptions et le patriarchalisme. Oui oser, etre jeune et femme.
J'ai surtout voulu que la francophonie (ou devrais-je dire les filles issues de pays francophones) soient représentées car bien trop souvent, les initiatives relatives au genre et à l'émancipation de la femme sont anglophones.

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Je me sens investie de la mission de représenter mes fellows. je suis plus forte, je sais où se situe les priorités quant à l'action en faveur des femmes et partout, dans mon travail, et dans n'importe quel autre domaine, je défends défendre ces idéaux. Récemment, la dernière action que j'ai faite, consistait dans mon travail à soutenir l'intégration du genre en Afrique dans le développement et planification économiques...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

...leur donner les moyens de soutenir davantage de jeunes femmes, surmonter les barrières de la langue et renforcer les réseaux d'actions en faveur des femmes en Afrique, Yes...we can!

Rating: 5 stars  

I am a 2009/ 2010 Moremi Fellow. I attended the summer institute in Ghana and it was a turning point in my life. We had influential women from Africa mentor us and we had seasoned lecturers.
I was able to interact with other emerging young women leaders from across Africa. We collectively saw a greater need for change in Africa and we started these wave of change by being the change we wanted to see in our Communities and Countries.
Each of us embarked on a community change project that has in turn made the lives of people better.
The truth is no one remains the same after an encounter with Moremi, I am forever grateful fr the opportunity.

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I have personally experienced the results in my life and in my community. I have put smiles on people's faces and I am a mentor in my community.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

There is nothing I wold like to change about the Organisation. I only wish they had more funding so that they can expand their programme so that other young people can benefit from it.

Rating: 5 stars  

I came to know about the Moremi Initiative when i was selected to be a Milead Fellow- among 25 extraordinary young african women between the ages of 18-25. The three weeks summer institute held in Ghana in July provided the opportunity to strengthen my leadership capabilities, specialized training workshops and summits on political participation; economic justice, enviroment; women's health and safety/ HIV/AIDS and such other issues that affects the lives of young women.

The organisation is one of the finest and the most proactive and result oriented in the whole of Africa. The focus is on leadership development of emerging young female leaders and this is one of the greatest resource needed by Africa for positive change.

Involvement with the organisation had made my world larger and populated. I have become truly inspired to do my best in the struggle for social justice. I have become truly inspired

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I have made gains on a practical everyday level. Develop and use my personal ability to formulate strategic choices and make decisions that affect important life choices.This have resulted to the culmination of Think Young Women- an inclusive organisation for and by young women that believes in taking its place as an active member of the wider community recognizing the vital role that young women can and are playing in our society.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Make it better known to the world. To monitor the changes that the fellows are making in their respective countries and its impact on Africa and the world as whole.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

What one change could this group make that would improve your volunteer experience?

None

Did your volunteer experience have an effect on you? (teaching you a new skill, or introducing new friends, etc.)

I had a whole lot of new friends. Recalling the moments that became a body of friendship their views in life, responses, comments, laughing dismissals and warm embraces and active belief in justice. i have had the opportunity to get the experience of seasoned women leaders via the mentoring component and have shared best practices. For this is how we women serve one another, mirroring experiences and weaving wisdom from our mutual reflections.

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

Inspired, equipped with new skills and building on existing one. The belief that i can do more and can change the world in my own little way. From little things, big things grow. Plus there is alot of fun

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

Rating: 4 stars  

I haven't come across any of the staff of Moremi Initiative but i have come across their products, the women who's lives they have affected in such a positive way. And their results are impressive.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

No

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Ask for more funding to enable them do more

Rating: 5 stars  

This is a charity that advances the socio-econimic goals of women in third world countries.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Women empowerment, UN enlightenment of women;s sufferage in Thrid world countries.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

None.

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