DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania,
British High Commissioner, Sarah Cooke visited the BBC and was interviewed on ‘Niambie’ where she talked about her mentorship programme
The High Commissioner launched her mentorship programme on March 8th, 2017, International Women’s Day Celebrations. The mentorship programme is the High Commissioner’s personal contribution to moulding more young women leaders in Tanzania.
‘One of the biggest challenges that many women face is that they do not know where to go for advice and support about their careers. I have been fortunate enough to have two mentors. I have learnt so much from my mentors, that I want to do the same for young women here in Tanzania,’ said Sarah Cooke.
Through the mentorship programme, the High Commissioner along with other women leaders in Tanzania, mentors a mentee for a period of six months. The selected applicants have the opportunity to meet with their mentors on a monthly basis to plan for the future and shadow their mentors while they go about their work.