Reaching young women, inspiring them to lead and take bold steps is the primary focus of Tasani (Let her Know) – a project of the Fund’s first set of 2016 mentees in the Young Women Mentorship Programme as their contribution to bridging the leadership gap and inspiring women to acquire skills and engage in economic activities in selected local communities. Tasani hopes to inspire young women’s interest in democracy, leadership and governance so they may in turn join the advocacy movement and empower other women, especially in rural communities.

To sustain the outcome of their six-month mentorship, the young women organised a 1-day sensitization program at Ijah Gbagyi, a community predominantly made up of farmers in Tata Local Government Area, Niger State. Women and girls of Ijah Gbagyi community participated in the conversations on leadership, reproductive health, hygiene, access to micro credit in addition to Project Tasani’s skill acquisition training. Tasani hopes to continue this engagement and reach more women across Nigeria.