We have an exciting new programme coming up in March next year. It is called Young Women Are Medicine and it is a one month immersion for young Zimbabwean Women, to support them in growing more fully into their strength, confidence and wisdom.
We have discovered that it is very difficult to identify capable young women to join the Communiversity leadership programme. Most of the young women’s confidence and sense of direction is far less than that of the young men. Many of them are paralysingly shy and completely unused to expressing an opinion especially in diverse company. This is to a large degree due to the lack of support in finding and following their own voice, that young women get as they grow up. There is a real need to create an enabling environment for young women to be able to participate fully confident of who they are and what they bring to their world.
With this programme, we will journey with them during a month of self-discovery, healing, celebration and deepening intention for their life. We will, through the programme, invite them to step in as more choiceful, conscious co-creators of their future.
Their primary focus will be on moving through a carefully designed and structured process to discover their own value, their beauty and their strength.
We will be using our tools and experience from hosting the personal development and leadership strands in the longer leadership programme and take them on journey into themselves as young women.
They will during the last part of their stay in the village use the village as a platform to express their growth and learning by hosting a community engagement process inside the village itself, called the Oasis Game. The challenge of the Oasis Game is to undertake a transformative action in a community, stimulating the participation of each individual in a community engagement and co-creation process around a dream that the village has.
This final very practical step will make the difference between a process that is based on dreams to one that gives them the space to experience and express their own leadership capacities as young women reclaiming their voice and the power.
Please join us to make this important work possible.