Mentoring - Overview

Women with disabilities who have meaningful careers or those who have managed community projects have often attended a Mentorship Programme with the aim of achieving certain goals.  These women, who have participated in a mentorship programme, have a good understanding of the benefits of such a programme.  Women could also have  had informal mentors who listened to them and guided them to achieve a certain goal. 

As part of women with disabilities giving back approach, a Mentorship Programme will be implemented. The recipients of the programme will be women and girls with disabilities.  Most disabled women have experienced barriers, prejudice, and disappointment and have learnt how to overcome these challenges in different situations.  Every person in general experience challenges, and for disabled persons having a disability adds another dimension to their challenges.  It is important for women and all persons with disabilities to not adopt a victim attitude, but to find ways and strength to overcome challenges and disappointments.

Application information

Should you wish to apply to be mentored, or should you wish to become a mentor, send an e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.