Mentoring Walk organized in Nyandungu-Eco-Park to celebrate International Women’s Day

On 7 March 2023 at 11:30

On 8th March every year, the world celebrates the International Women’s Day as a focal point in the women’s rights movement, bringing attention to issues such as gender equality, reproductive rights, violence and abuse against women.

The World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Global Gender Gap Report 2022 shows that women account for 31% in leadership positions.

Different partners in the areas of women empowerment continue to expend much effort to bridge the gender gap, which in turn has a negative impact to the economy and wellbeing.

In light of celebration of this year’s International Women’s Day, different institutions have organized an event dubbed ‘Mentoring Walk & Environment’ which will bring together women and girls.

Participants will come from public institutions, private sector, non-governmental organizations and youth representatives among others.

Walking through Nyandungu Eco-Tourism Park, interactive talks, hearing testimonies, women’s performances, networking and sharing lunch are among activities expected to mark the event.

Managed by QA Venue Solutions, Nyandungu Eco-park was opened in 2022.

Stretched on 121.7 hectares in size, including 70 hectares of wetland and 50 hectares of forest; the wetland also features a medicinal garden, a Pope’s Garden, five catchment ponds, three recreation ponds, a 10km network of walking and cycling paths, viewing areas, picnic areas, an information centre, and a restaurant among other facilities.

It is home to more than 62 local plant species and over 100 bird species.

Participants will sit in pairs at Nyandungu –Eco-Park for a networking session before walking through the recreational facility.

KORA Coaching Group designed the feasibility of the walk.

The company believes that coaching can help people especially women in leadership to shape their future.

It is also convinced that the youth accounting for 60.3% of the country’s population can benefit from coaching sessions as they are empowered to make the right decisions, hence fast tracking individual progress and national development as well.

Bourbon Coffee will host participants at its restaurant in Nyandungu and serve them with coffee and other courses.

The event will start from 6:00 a.m. to be concluded at 9:00 a.m.