Building Wholesome Communities: What Youth-Led Communities Can Learn from Mother’s Day
Youth-led communities especially in the field of technology can take away critical lessons from Mother’s Day 2023. We join our hearts together as a community to celebrate the passion of our members, partners, and friends in providing peer-to-peer training, job stream and professional mentorship.
By Oscar Omondi (AI-assisted)
As a youth-led tech, innovation, and mentorship community that adopts a peer-to-peer model, we are always looking for ways to improve and grow. Mother’s Day, celebrated annually, is a time to recognize and appreciate the incredible contributions that mothers make to their families and communities. In this blog post, we will explore the lessons that youth-led tech, innovation, and mentorship communities can learn from Mother’s Day and how we can apply them to our work.
1. Importance of Mentorship:
Mother’s Day is a celebration of the role mothers play in shaping the lives of their children. Youth-led tech, innovation, and mentorship communities can learn from this by recognizing the importance of mentorship and providing opportunities for young people to connect with experienced professionals in their fields.
2. Recognition of Hard Work:
Mothers often work tirelessly to provide for their families and help their children succeed. Similarly, young people who are interested in the peer-to-peer model in tech, innovation, and mentorship may need to put in a lot of effort and hard work to achieve their goals. It is important for youth organizations to recognize and celebrate these efforts and provide support to help young people achieve their dreams.
3. Value of Inclusivity
Mother’s Day is a celebration of all types of mothers, regardless of their backgrounds or circumstances. Similarly, youth-led communities should strive to create an inclusive environment that welcomes young people from all walks of life and provides them with the resources they need to succeed.
4. Power of Community:
Mother’s Day is also a celebration of the bonds between family members and the strength of community support. Youth-led commmunities should recognize the power of community building and provide opportunities for young people to connect with one another and build supportive networks.
5. Importance of Self-Care:
Finally, Mother’s Day is a reminder of the importance of taking care of oneself. Youth-led communities should encourage young people to prioritize their physical and mental health and provide resources and support to help them do so. This can include offering wellness workshops, providing access to mental health resources, and encouraging healthy habits like exercise and self-reflection.
In conclusion, Mother’s Day provides us with valuable lessons that we can apply to our work in tech, innovation, and mentorship while leveraging our peer-to-peer model. By recognizing the importance of mentorship, hard work, inclusivity, community, and self-care, we can create a more supportive and empowering environment for young people. Let us take these lessons to heart and work towards building a brighter future for the next generation.
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About EMPACT Alumni
EMPACT Alumni is a network of past and present participants of WFP’s EMPACT Programme seeking to secure a dedicated job stream and professional mentorship for our community members across 7 countries. Our work as Alumni of EMPACT reflects the mission of WFP EMPACT which is “to connect young vulnerable populations to training and income-generating opportunities in the digital and remote labour market.” We leverage a PEER-2-PEER model to achieve the community objectives. Our members forge partnerships using a whole-of-community approach to identify, improve, and engage the digital & tech skills acquired at EMPACT to create innovative, impactful & scalable SDG solutions for the world.