Umar Jimeta, Her Dear Diary Initiative – HerWrite2Lead
HerWrite2Lead is a leadership development project designed by Her Dear Diary Initiative (HDDI) for senior secondary school girls in Kano state in Northern Nigeria. The project seeks to empower adolescent girls with leadership and decision-making skills so as to solve the problem of low participation of ladies in governance. In Northern Nigeria girls and women are heavily discriminated against and relegated to the background. Young girls and ladies lack the confidence and skills to assume leadership roles as they find the male dominated political and social arena too hostile to function in.
HerWrite2Lead will use a vibrant online and offline learning platform to train girls in public speaking and problem solving skills through mentorship and practical leadership development courses and trainings.