The video is about a young university student named Eleni who finds her voice through a long-term mentoring, leadership, and debate club facilitated by CCL. She’s an amazing young woman, representative of the several hundred similar young women who are currently in the project.
In October 2013, CCL, with the support of British Embassy, launched six all female Leadership and Debate Clubs to universities in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The purpose of these Leadership and Debate Clubs was to create a safe, nurturing, dynamic and self-sustaining space in which young women could develop confidence in themselves as individuals and active members of society. With time and further development, these clubs can ultimately create a culture of leadership and debate among young university women, strengthening the voice and democratic values of an important and yet often overlooked demographic of society.