“My favorite thing about Young Women’s Leadership Challenge is the fact that it allows us, the young women in America, to learn about the different life standards between us and our fellow women and children in Kenya as well as around the world. It also gives us tools to come out in our own community to help the young women there.”
The Pangea Network houses two programs, the Kenyan Women’s Network and the Young Women’s Leadership Challenge. YWLC camps train high-school students to become confident global citizens. YWLC not only teaches business management and financial literacy, but also body image and peace building. This wide net of learning shapes campers to become balanced leaders and fosters a network of passionate role models.
Fatoumata used these lessons to initiate several service projects. She founded the Humble YWLC, introduced Pangea’s YWLC to Ross Sterling Middle School, and petitioned the Humble ISD School Board to add a Financial Literacy course into the high school curriculum. Furthermore, Fatoumata and her partner, Rhoda Oladapo, a fellow IB student, raised $667 to help a Kenyan teen, Sheila, attend school.
“The opportunity I was given to be able to learn about The Pangea Network has allowed me to find my inner passion of helping women and children and advocating the importance of education. I am glad to have immersed myself into this network of strong, positive, impactful, and very courageous women.”
To read her feature story, visit http://thepangeanetwork.org/13456-2/