Women bring life and meaning into their families and communities by the many valuable traits and talents that they already possess. They are resourceful, nurturing, encouraging, confident and forward-looking.

However, some may have encountered a change of circumstances that have impacted their sense of confidence and purpose.

The Azalea Initiative is a womens’ leadership development programme that aims to draw out these beautiful qualities that women in marginalised communities already have while providing a safe space to express themselves and be heard.

The 7-months long programme will equip women with leadership principles and nuggets of wisdom that will translate into action as they learn how to plan, lead and implement projects with Akar Umbi’s support.

Our Objectives