Throughout the programme, trainees were assigned different mentors from AWiM staff members, who were selected based on their areas of expertise and professional experience. These mentors provided the trainees with guidance, support, and feedback to help them develop their skills and achieve their objectives.
The programme was structured to allow trainees to rotate every six weeks and work under each staff member. This approach ensured that the trainees were exposed to different areas of media and communications and had the opportunity to work on various projects and tasks.
One of the primary tasks of the trainees was to write news reports for AWiMNews, a publication by AWiM which focused on women’s issues. This task allowed the trainees to develop their research, writing, and editing skills and also helped them better understand the issues affecting women in Africa.
The programme ended in February 2023, with a closing ceremony where the mentors and trainees provided feedback on the project and the team. The ceremony allowed the trainees to reflect on their experiences, share their achievements, and receive feedback from their mentors. Overall, the programme was successful, and the trainees gained valuable skills and experience to help them excel in their careers.