I had the privilege of mentoring Cohort 1 at Bwaila Secondary School. Little did I know that while guiding them through our planned six sessions, I would find myself on an unexpected journey of growth as well. This process of ‘mentoring up’ allowed me to learn as I mentored. Witnessing my mentees embrace opening up to new viewpoints, nurture their leadership abilities, and discover their voices was incredibly rewarding. A highlight was when the girls got to participate in the ‘Girls in ICT Day’ event at the NxtGen Labs. Not to mention the invaluable connections I made with like minded mentors and the wisdom I gained from our insightful guest speakers in each session.