generation equality fellowship
2021 AGYW Essay Competition
Sesi Fellowship and Skill Hub introduced the Generation Equality Fellowship in resonse to the lack of monitoring and accountability platforms in South Africa for adolescent girls and young womxn (AGYW) to exercise their voices and agency and hold decision-makers accountable for commitments that they made in response to AGYW issues. We made a call for application for our 3-months intense fellowship program - selecting 1 representative per province. The AGYW worked really hard in reaching out to South African leaders.
This was made possible with support from the #HERVoiceFund and Y+ Global
her her out - videography storytelling
Sesi Fellowship and Skill Hub embarked on a journey of drafting a national report that is meant to inform about the issues that AGYW in South Africa face and recommend solutions to these specific issues. In order to collect data, we embarked on an essay competition. In which we called on AGYW across South Africa to submit an essay about the issues that impact AGYW in their own communities. We received a total of 630 essay submissions and managed to launch the report.
Sesi Fellowship and Skill Hub embarked on a journey of recording the stories of 5 AGYW in South africa. Stories relating to GBV, Period Poverty, Mental Health, Teenage Pregnancy and HIV. The intention of this project is to amplify the voices of AGYW, raise awareness about the issues that they face and put pressure on decision-makers to amplify to improve policy and programming that address AGYW issues.