The Savara Women’s Advancement Program (SaWA) by Savara Mudigi, a vocalist and a member of the award winning band Sauti Sol, has kicked off its core component, a training program for young women. This has come after a successful launch that featured the SaWA tournament at Camp Toyoyo and the SaWA Concert that featured a Sauti Sol performance in Eastlands.
The SaWA program seeks to inspire and motivate young women to live amazing and impactful lives so as to reach their full potential. The first phase of the training program was rolled out on 8th July 2017 in Eastlands, Nairobi.
The project seeks to empower women, motivating them to reach their individual goals while providing the skills and tools they need to achieve those goals. Ultimately, the program hopes to tackle unemployment, inequality in competence and intelligence, and domestic violence.
The SaWA program comprises of eight full day seminars over a period of four months from July 2017-October 2017, plus a boot camp for the 50 ladies on completion of the course. It targets 50 women aged between 18 and 25 years and training focuses on equipping the participants with life skills to make them successful and respected members of the society.
The four major topics to be covered include mindset transformation, facilitated byRe-Wire founder, Angela Kagume.The 50 ladies will also undergo personal financial management with Sheba Njagi. The first cohort of the empowerment are also set to be tutored on art and music by Chiki Onwukwe as well as benefit from a mentorship program providing them with insights into their careers via internships, job shadowing or worksite visits.