NUPENG, FES ORGANIZE 3-DAY MENTORING PROGRAMME FOR YOUNG TRADE UNIONISTSemmanuel ajibule
As part of efforts to prepare women particularly young women in the task of taking over leadership roles in the Union through experience and information sharing, NUPENG in partnership with Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, (a non-profit German foundation) successfully organized a 3-day Mentoring Training programme for mentors and mentees in NUPENG.
The programme started on Monday July 29, 2019 and was brought to a close on Wednesday July 31, 2019 at the National secretariat of NUPENG in Jibowu, Lagos State.
Participants were carefully drawn from various branches and zones of the Union whereby young trade unionists were thoroughly coached and educated for effective participation in strategic development plans through use of mentors to further strengthen trade union movements and security.
According to the programme philosophy, the voice of women and youths should be heard and reflect in the trade Union activities with balanced representation.
Moreover, the mentoring programme essentially seeks to prepare young female trade unionist to transfer knowledge and skills from experienced and seasoned members to young female members and thereby promoting professional competency and preparing the women for leadership positions and close gender leadership gaps.
The National President of NUPENG and the General Secretary, Comrade Williams Akporeha and Comrade Olawale Afolabi who came to cheer the participants on day one of the event and also during the final lap of the programme explained that the Mentoring programme was conceived to develop capacity among the women folks in the Union and to identify key challenges ahead of the Union in projecting women for leadership positions; develop effective skills to handle basic Trade Union Tasks and to mitigate against perceived marginalization of the women in the Union and other gender inequality issues.
They also took out time to take group photograph with the participants and the facilitators of the successful programme.