We were pleased to co-host the 6th edition (virtual) of the Vital Voices Global Mentoring Walk on 6 March 2021 along with Prerana Anti Human Trafficking Centre. We had 25 pairs of mentors and mentees. Most of the mentees were from the cohorts of Prerana Anti Human Trafficking Centre and SNEHA. The mentors were senior women from the public, private and development sectors. The event was supported by the US Consulate General of Mumbai and the goody bags were sponsored by Unilever through the kind offices’ of Ms. April Adams-Redmond, Global Brand Vice President.
Ms. Rona Rathod, Chief, Political and Economic Affairs, US Consulate General of Mumbai gave the keynote address and Ms. Manira Alva, Vice President, Political and Civic Engagement at Vital Voices Global Partnership gave an introductory address.
Some of the feedback from Mentors and Mentee are:
“Thank you for a wonderful event last weekend. I am really looking forward to working with my mentee regularly” – Julie Ramirez
“Loved the session and the energy was awesome. The Mentees were so enthusiastic and positive which was the best” – Chaitaly Mehta
“An incredible effort that will pay off for everyone in the years to come. Thank you for reminding me of our common humanity” – a Mentor
Some immediate wins:
Several girls who were interested in spoken English received sponsorship for English classes.
3 full scholarships for Masters programs were received.
A girl who is appearing for her 12th Board exams was given support in the form of fully paid tuition classes for 2 months until the final exams.