Through the Transition Guide Program, young women provide mentoring and skills support to their younger peers as they get ready to leave school, supporting them to develop their economic independence and leadership.
Led and facilitated by members of the CAMFED Association, who were typically themselves supported to go to school by CAMFED, the program provides mentorship, skills and resources, secondary school graduates to
- start businesses
- seek employment, and
- access further education
The program includes
- financial literacy training
- business planning and advice
- reproductive health and well-being information
- leadership training
This support comes at the critical time, when young women continue to be vulnerable to exploitative labor and early marriage as they graduate into a context with few opportunities to establish a fulfilling, independent livelihood.
After the initial training, young women can gain access to additional expert training in specialized skills, including in climate-smart agriculture delivered by Agriculture Guides, and more in-depth business training and support provided by Business Guides.