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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

The Blossoming Marriages Program

The Blossoming Marriages Program (BMP) is designed to empower wives with knowledge and skills to help heal, restore and enrich their marriages. It is suitable for any married woman regardless of the state of her marriage. The program can also be helpful for wives who may be currently facing divorce or are separated from their husbands, but have a desire for reconciliation and success in marriage.

BMP runs for 13 weeks with classes being held once a week for 5 hours. It offers an introspective process that focuses on the transformation of the wife for the benefit of her marriage. Classes are made up of small closed groups of up to 8 ladies.

Registrations are now on for the following upcoming classes:

· Tuesday class

Begins on the 5th of February 2013
Runs from 9am - 2pm

·Thursday Class
Begins on the 7th of February 2013
Runs from 9am - 2pm

· Saturday class
Begins on the 9th of February 2013
Runs from 9am - 2pm

The course covers the following areas;

A. The origin and design of marriage

B. The person of the wife and her role in the marriage

C. Understanding the husband and his position in the marriage

D. The marital relationship itself

Charges are Ksh. 35,000.00 per person. This is inclusive of all the course requirements. Arrangements for special payment plans can be made on request.

For more information and registration, please contact the program coordinator Summie Mwai on;

0722 472 718
0772 717 179


Monday, January 21, 2013

Health Workshop Nairobi

women's leadership for family planning & reproductive health workshop May 6th -May 24th  2013 Nairobi
Please submit your complete application to:
Name: Yvette Kathurima
Address: P.O Box 30234 -00100 Nairobi, Kenya
Telephone: +254 20 4909104
Email: hpp2013workshop@ippfaro.org
A complete application consists of:
1.    Application Form with Applicant Essay
2.    Supervisor Form
3.    Sponsorship Form
Deadline ~ All application documents must be received by email by January 30th 2013.
Important ~ Applications will be reviewed ONLY upon receipt of all three documents.
Eligible Countries ~ Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Tanzania, Uganda.
Participant Nominations ~ Twenty-four participants will be invited to participate in the workshop and follow-up mentoring/coaching program.

Costs ~ The organizers are asking each nominating organization or project to cover the cost of regional airfare for the participant and provide $1,000 as a sponsorship fee to help cover the costs of hotel, meals, per diem, medical insurance and local transportation.   Requests for scholarships will be considered on a case by case basis and must be made at the time the application is submitted.  All applications must include a completed Sponsorship Form (attached).


Background and Overview ~ As governments and donors implement development assistance reforms, country ownership and women-centered/gender approaches have emerged as key underlying principles.  In order to ensure host government commitment to family planning and reproductive health (FP/RH) in country discourses and ultimately in country and donor funding streams, it is critical that women’s voices are central in the process.


The Women’s Leadership for FP/RH workshop is part of a multi-year capacity building initiative designed to strengthen women’s roles and voices in defining country priorities and promoting host-country support for FP/RH. The initiative will expand opportunities for women to participate in the dialogue; promote collaboration among women champions from public, political and civil society organizations at all levels; and equip women with the right skills and messages for influencing decision makers.


The Women’s Leadership for FP/RH workshop is designed to create a robust, multi-sectoral women-centered movement that promotes FP/RH as a national priority that is reflected in government and donor budgets and plans.  The workshop will:

·         Increase understanding of personal and professional leadership skills and styles,

·         Examine mentoring approaches and tools and practice mentoring skills,

·         Enhance knowledge of key national and global FP/RH issues,

·         Introduce the latest models and tools for evidence-based advocacy (RAPID, RAPID/Women, FP Gap Analysis Tool, etc.),

·         Strengthen communication, messaging, and advocacy skills,

·         Develop strategies for oversight and promotion of governance and accountability,

·         Strengthen understanding of cross-cutting issues such as socioeconomic equity and gender,

·         Develop personal action plans for leadership and mentorship, and

·         Develop collective action plans to target policy makers with messages prioritizing FP/RH.

The intensive and highly participatory workshop will draw on international, regional, and local technical and policy experts; engage participants in south-south learning; and provide opportunities to apply communication and advocacy tools and approaches. Participants will develop a comprehensive understanding of the FP/RH situation in their countries, the key issues that affect FP/RH funding and utilization, and strategies and resources for mobilizing and organizing policy events. During the workshop, HPP will host a FP/RH briefing where selected participants will address policymakers, donors, other champions and implementing partners.


Participant Criteria ~ Applicants who meet the following criteria will be considered for participation:

·         Currently working as staff or volunteer in civil society, government, and/or political institution,

·         Working to promote access to equitable, gender-sensitive, quality FP/RH services, 

·         Minimum 5–7 years experience in FP/RH programs or advocacy,

·         Demonstrated commitment to promoting women’s leadership in FP/RH,

·         Proven ability to meaningfully engage with policymakers at local or national levels,

·         Strong understanding of key national and global FP/RH issues,

·         Available to participate in entire three-week program, and

·         Proficient in English.


Post Workshop ~ HPP will provide the following support to graduates following the workshop:

·         A year-long structured mentorship/coaching program. Each woman will be paired with a senior CEDPA-trained coach who will provide guidance and direction to support application of new skills and implementation of country action plans. 

·         Structured linkages with existing FP/RH champions and networks in-country to share team action plans, solicit input, and expand partnerships for implementation of plans. 

·         Small grant opportunity to expanded country networks to help implement communications/advocacy plans.

·         Technical guidance to support implementation of action plans.

·         Links to speaking opportunities as policy advocates at global, regional, or national policy events.
Following the workshop, HPP will engage participants in comprehensive follow-up evaluations to assess progress and document lessons learned.

Saturday, January 12, 2013

TechWomen Applications

Eligible TechWomen participants are women who are engaged or rising in professional careers that require significant expertise and knowledge of STEM fields and/or innovative application of these skills, and who already are –or show promise of being—role models for women and girls.
TechWomen is accepting applications for the 2013 program from women who are permanent residents of Algeria, Cameroon, Egypt, Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Nigeria, the Palestinian Territories, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Tunisia, Yemen and Zimbabwe.

2013 TechWomen Eligibility Requirements

An applicant must:
  • Be a woman with a minimum of two years of full-time professional experience in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) fields and/or a career requiring significant expertise/knowledge/application of technology;
  • Have a university degree;
  • Be proficient in written and spoken English;
  • Demonstrate a willingness to participate in exchange programs, welcome opportunities for mentoring and new partnership development, and exhibit confidence and maturity;
  • Be citizens or permanent residents of Algeria, Cameroon, Egypt, Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Nigeria, the Palestinian Territories, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Tunisia, Yemen or Zimbabwe at the time of application, and while participating in the program;
  • Not have applied for an immigrant visa to the United States, or participated in a visa lottery in the past five years;
  • Be able to obtain a U.S. visa;
  • Not hold U.S. Citizenship or be a U.S. legal permanent resident.
Preference will be given to applicants who:
  • Have demonstrated themselves as emerging leaders in STEM fields;
  • Have limited or no prior experience in the United States;
  • Have a record of voluntary or public service in their communities;
  • Have demonstrated entrepreneurialism and commitment to innovation.

Application deadline: February 22nd, 2013

The TechWomen program will cover travel and housing costs and provide a per diem for all selected participants.
If you have questions about the program, or the application process, please contact us at or Tel: +1-415-362-6520 (Ext. 257)

MILEAD 2013 Fellows

Moremi Initiative for Women's Leadership in Africa (Moremi Initiative) is pleased to announce its annual call for applications for the 2013 Moremi Leadership Empowerment and Development (MILEAD) Fellows Program.

The MILEAD Fellows Program is a long-term leadership development program designed to identify, develop and promote emerging young African Women leaders to attain and thrive in leadership in their community and Africa as a whole. The program targets dynamic young women interested in developing transformational leadership skills that help them address issues facing women and girls across communities in Africa. The MILEAD Program equips Fellows with the world class knowledge, skills, values and networks they need to succeed as 21st century women leaders. Applications are welcome from young African women ages19 – 25, living in Africa and the Diaspora.

The MILEAD Fellowship will be awarded to 25 outstanding young women who have exhibited leadership potential in their community, organization, and/or profession. To be eligible for the program, an applicant must be African, living on the continent or in the Diaspora; agree to participate in all required activities related to MILEAD – beginning with a three-week residential Summer Institute in Ghana; and commit to a community change project. Specific requirements of the program and related dates are outlined in the application package. Please review program and application guidelines carefully, before completing your application.

Please note that this one year program is not a full-time fellowship. Selected candidates may remain full time students or work full time for the program duration, except during the 3–week summer institute. The 3-week summer institute is an intensive and full-time residential program and all fellows will be required to attend. The rest of the program involves community-based, online and other distance activities.
We invite you to share this application information with emerging young African women leaders who have the passion and potential to help transform Africa.
How to Apply: Applications are available online at www.moremiinitiative.org or by request via email. Completed application forms must be submitted along with two recommendation letters and a CV. All applications and supporting documents must be submitted by email.
The deadline for completed MILEAD Fellows applications must be submitted for review by March 15, 2013. For more information, contact the MILEAD Program Coordinator:

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G-Pange Internship Opportunity.

HFG/K(G-PANGE) intends to recruit Interns to assist in ICT and Finance Sections. To enable us recruit competitively we are seeking application letters and CVs from potential candidates.
Internship contract is 3 months renewable once. Please circulate to your networks. The applications should be forwarded to HFG/K Office attention the undersigned on or before 16th January, 2013.

• Must be an ICT University student in his/her final year.
• Has Web Development skills
• Has Graphic design skills
• Has Photo and video editing skills
• Knowledgeable about Social media i.e. Facebook, Twitter , You tube and others
• Knowledgeable about SMS marketing

• Must be a Bachelor of Commerce University student in his/her final year.
• Able to maintain up to date, accurate and complete records in all financial transaction.
• Ability to process vouchers
• Ability to verify all transactions to eliminate errors
• Able to reconcile assets in the general ledger.
• Able to manage filing system.
Mary W. Mwangi
HIV Free Generation Kenya
Laiboni Centre, 5th Floor, Lenana Road
P.O. Box 544 - 00200