Footsteps is leadership and entrepreneurial incubator that was established in 2015. Our mission is to identify and invest in girls and young women in marginalized communities by unleashing their leadership potential to transform lives and accelerate prosperity within their communities.
We also promote and encourage entrepreneurial awareness among young girls and young women. This is to enable girls and young women to be responsible, enterprising individuals who contribute to the economic development of their community.
Our innovative approach aims at providing girls and young women opportunity through training to unleash their leadership potential to transform their lives and also the lives of girls within their communities with the aim of accelerating prosperity within their communities through providing seed support in terms of resources to build their grassroots initiatives, capacity building, mentoring and also the creation of a network for peer to peer learning.
Our work provides opportunities for girls and young women to be retained more in school and with the ultimate goal of finishing high school and joining a higher level of education. We do this through scholarship awards, collaborating with schools, etc.
We provide continuous support to social
innovation projects led by girls and young women in the community through training, mentoring, peer to peer learning, and seed funding for their projects.
Through our work we create an environment for girls and women where they can make decisions of their own for their personal benefits as well as for the society, increasing and improving the social, economic, political, and legal strength of the women, to ensure equal-right to women, and to make them confident enough to claim their rights.
We support small micro-enterprise managed by girls and young women in the community, through training and seed support to make their initiative sustainable.
We support young women through our DADA ACADEMY to be able to have internship placement after their training with the local companies we partner with.
“Stephanie has really transformed from a quiet girl to a brave confident girl. She is very accurate in keeping financial records… she does not make small mistakes in selling, she also knows how to do sales and marketing.”
“ This organization is giving girls and young women, especially young mothers the opportunity to have safe income that is helping them and their families, I'm happy to see this and work with footsteps in changing our communities”
The project has given me the chance to give support to young girls through guidance and counseling. I have been able to create platforms for girls and young women to amplify their voices. My leadership skills have been enhanced since this project was able to lead various activities. This opportunity is building me to be a community leader who is changing lives.