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‘Jahajee Sisters’: An Indo-Caribbean Community of women introduces Leadership Program for Empowerment

The 6-month training program welcomes Indo-Caribbean community members to submit an application.  It will focus on learning history Indo-Caribbean history, more specifically women’s history.

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New York, June 14, 2017:

The ‘Jahajee Sisters’, an Indo-Caribbean community of women has launched a training program for women of all sexual orientation to develop and strengthen a sense of individualism and leadership. Jahajee Sisters Leadership & Empowerment Institute aims at forming an empowered and bold leader who is ready to combat any gender-specific challenges.

‘Jahajee Sisters’ was formed with a motto to create a space for dialogue among women in their community. It thus endeavors to pave a path of determination for publicly oppressed people.

About the Program
Jahajee Sisters Leadership & Empowerment Institute Invitation

The 6-month training program welcomes Indo-Caribbean community members to submit an application.  It will focus on learning history Indo –Caribbean history, more specifically women’s history. The program will also help in acquiring new skills such as community organizing, direct action, advocacy, communications, and fundraising.

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The leadership program will commence with a 2-day retreat (Oct 14-Oct 15) and will be followed by 5 Saturday sessions beginning from November and ending till March. Attendance in all the sessions will be compulsory.

Who can apply?

Women, including trans women and gender nonconforming people

Fee Structure

$150 (Note: Need-based scholarship available)

Age Limit
18 years to 60 years (Note: Extraordinary candidates not falling under the age limit can also apply by informing)
Deadline to submit

September 5, 2017 (Monday)

Click Here for submit application

For further queries contact –JahajeeSisters@gmail.com


– by Naina Mishra of Newsgram. Twitter: @Nainamishr94

 

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“This is a tremendous example of how technology can help bridge the vast cultural and educational divide in places like India, having a real impact on the way people work and live,” said Sanjay Podder, Managing Director, Accenture Labs India.

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