This is a program that is aimed at exposing high school and university students to skills & training in the job market while still in school. Working with and through schools and universities, the program seeks to expose students to work place skills. This will be actualized through partnerships with employers (industry representatives) to provide opportunities for practical real life experiences at the work place and in learning institutions to these students, so that they can apply skills that they learn. In the context of this program, Adopt refers to agree to support, while Mentor denotes willingness to guide. Our vision in this program is to see the coming generations of Kenyan citizens empowered, skilled and engaged in productive activities that will help in actualizing the country’s vision 2030 and beyond.
eMA runs a 10-week program designed to equip fresh graduates with employability skills that majority of them lack. At the end of the program, the graduates are ready to enter the job market having the required academic and soft skills. Unfortunately, lack of experience then becomes a major road block since most corporate employers demand that the graduate have some work experience. Hence the creation of the Work Experience & Mentorship Academy (WEMA), which provides those who finish the 10-week program an employment opportunity in various sectors. Once employed, the girls will continue receiving continuous professional development and mentorship from WEMA for a period of six to twelve months. After this period, it is believed that they will have acquired the necessary skills and confidence to grow their careers.
This is leadership training and mentorship program that targets student leaders in universities. The sole purpose is to nurture the leadership traits and attributes of the student leaders, through mentorship, so as to transform them from being leaders at the university level to being society leaders of tomorrow through mastering of leadership skills. Thus, the overall objective of the program is to nurture, strengthen, and sustain leadership capabilities of student leaders as a strategy for promoting value-based leadership in the country.