Nyokabi Githahu, one of the mentees in Arterial Network’s African Women in Cultural Leadership (AWCL) programme 2016, has been invited to trade at the 13th International Handicraft & Gift Fair in Ankara, Turkey, from the 2nd to the 11th of December 2016. According to her, “the invitation to attend the trade fair in Ankara is a great opportunity to sell original crafts made by Kenyan women and youth, to network and to represent Kenyan craft on an international platform.”
In order to make her way to Ankara, Nyokabi has launched a GoFundMe campaign to raise the amount of $8,962. This amount would cover her visa, vendor fee, transport (Nairobi to Ankara), product shipment, accommodation, meals and per diems.
The aim of the AWCL programme is to empower women into cultural leadership roles in Africa through capacity building. Balancing the production of new ideas with making a positive difference to the cultural sector and to the world, is the unique challenge of cultural leaders, but leadership is defined by determined action and not only position. Nyokabi works to empower women and youth in her community, and is poised to extend her reach and impact with this great opportunity.
If you wish to make a donation or find out more about the campaign, please click here. The closing date for the campaign is the 14th of November 2016.
The African Women in Cultural Leadership (AWCL) closing ceremony will take place in Nairobi on the 2nd of November 2016. For more information about the methodology behind the AWCL pilot programme in Kenya, click here.
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