DIRECTOR OF THE DAY
IPSTC recently took part in a mentorship programme dubbed “Director of the Day” to promote the leadership abilities of young women in Kenya and support the 5th Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) to promote Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment. The program was designed to inspire and encourage the next generation of female leaders. The director for the day came by virtue of this year’s International Women's Day theme; ‘DigitALL; Innovation and Technology for Gender Equality.
Ms. Ivy Jelimo, a second-year student at Daystar University pursuing a bachelor’s in biomedical science engineering was provided the opportunity to demonstrate leadership, advocate for change and promote gender equality through shadowing our Director, Brigadier Joyce Sitienei.
On her first day, she delivered a speech during the official opening ceremony of the institution's high-level flagship course- the Regional Senior Mission Leaders course, the 27th of its kind. She did this alongside the Vice Chief of the Kenyan Defence Forces, Lt. General J M Mwangi who was the chief guest.
Ms. Ivy Jelimo also got to attend meetings with the director and her stay was crowned with the chance to meet the German Chancellor, His Excellency Mr. Olaf Scholz.
We here at IPSTC continue to break glass ceilings when it comes to gender equality and such initiatives help harness self-confidence and leadership skills among young women and girls. As Ms. Ivy proved to us, there is a need to invest more in young women and girls and guide them on how to use the digital space to champion and protect their rights.