First phase of Katuka orientation

Oiva Angula, Senior Manager of Corporate Communications & Public Relations of Telecom Namibia and Desèré Lundon-Muller, Organiser: Economist Businesswomen Projects with the 2013 Mentees and Mentors of Katuka Mentorship Programme.(Phograph by Hilma Hashange)About 30 Mentors and Mentees completed the Katuka Mentorship Programme orientation training that took place from 6 to 8 February 2013.
Katuka is a mentorship programme launched in July 2001, by the late Lena Markus, Businesswoman of the Year 2000 in the category Corporate/Professional. The programme aims to empower and encourage entrepreneurs, business and professional women to achieve success in their careers through mentorship by seasoned business and professional women.
This year’s programme was conducted by well-known human resource specialist Ms Sabine Ruegg from Thalestris Training Consultancy and started off with a three-day orientation programme for the mentees and mentors. Telecom Namibia sponsored the programme to the tune of N$ 44 800.00.
Currently in its 12th year, the Katuka Mentorship Programme has already produced significant results in the careers of the participating mentees. To date 235 entrepreneurs and businesswomen have completed the programme.