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1560 AFED Girls Youth Camp – Mentor Development Program – 3rd & 4th December 2016


Group Photograph of Facilitators, Camp Lead and Mentors

The Africa Federation Youth Network (AYN) in collaboration with the Africa Federation Capacity Building Group (CBG) and the admin team of the AFED Girls Youth Camp Lead Mrs. Fatim Sadick Somji organised a Mentor Development Programme which was held on the 3rd & 4th of December 2016, in Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania, at the KSIJ Dar-es-Salaam Ladies’ Imambargah.

The session’s objectives were to prepare the mentors for the AFED Girls Youth Camp –Morogoro 2016. The aim was to equip them with the necessary skills required to be an effective mentor and understand and practise these concepts to develop effective mentoring performance and relationships.

A total of 14 youth girls attended the programme from Arusha, Dar-es-Salaam, Mombasa, Nairobi, Tanga and Zanzibar Jamaats, all forming part of the AFED Youth Camp – Morogoro 2016 team, who will be mentoring and overall administrating at the Camp.

The program was facilitated by AFED CBG team led by Br Shabbirhussein Khalfan and supported by Sis. Shama Dewji.

Feedback from the Mentors: What I liked the most was….

  • The fact that all my confusions and fears were addressed and I am now able to leave confident knowing the roles of a mentor.
  • What I liked the most was that I got this opportunity to be a part of this mentor group, feels proud, feels blessed. Thank you to the facilitators & admins who thought I was capable of this & I will NOT in any CASE let them DOWN.
  • The levels of discussion & the insight gained into mentoring, Reflection circles, interactive sessions, practical activities and games.
  • That the mentors bonded VERY VERY well, we realized we’re ONE, and we can rely on each other for everything (most importantly moral support) at camp.
  • Thank you for such a lovely time and thank you for equipping us with all the necessary skills we required.

The programme would start off by 8.30 am on both days, ending at around 6 pm.

The main modules that were covered during the mentoring session included:

  • Understanding who a mentor is and what mentoring is
  • Applying the Process of Mentoring
  • Skills for Effective Mentoring
  • Reflection Session
  • Practice Listening and Questioning Skills
  • Giving and Receiving Feedback
  • Role of mentor at the Camp
  • Toolkit for the Camp

Reflection Circle

A trusting, supportive and confidential environment was created within the program to ensure full exploration and awareness of self and the current state of each individual participant in their leadership journey.

The programme also included a session on Sunday where all the details of the camp were explained to mentors, as well as their roles and responsibilities and their expectations.

Closing Ceremony

The closing ceremony was attended by the Chairlady of the Ladies Management Committee of Dar es Salaam Jamaat, Sis Nazneen Kermalli and the Vice Chairlady of LMC, Sis Fatima Damji, which was held on Sunday the 4th of December from 5.30 to 6 p.m. at the Ladies’ Imambargah, facilitated by the AFED CBG team.

The presentation ceremony included testimonials from participants, which enlightened the remarkable development and growth experienced during the session – as well as a presentation ceremony where participants were awarded certificates.

We extend our appreciation to Africa Youth Network (AYN) and the admin team under the Camp Lead Fatim Bai Somji for organizing the event and ensuring that all the facilities required were available.

We are deeply thankful to the Africa Federation Secretariat for their cooperation, support and guidance which makes such programs plausible and productive.

We are very grateful to the Dar es Salaam Jamaat and the Ladies Managing Committee for providing us the premise for the training as well as all the support and services they rendered for the same.

Our appreciation goes out to the Facilitators for their valuable time spent in empowering the youth as mentors for the Camp. We also thank Sis Mubina Sumar for travelling from Mombasa to attend the Training as a Developmental Facilitator.

We thank each participant for their commitment along and their families for their support.

CBG Secretariat