The EPAfrica Alumni Mentoring Scheme

Case study: Emma Wadley

Hi my name is Emma and I was a Project Worker for EPAfrica way back in 2008. I got involved with the EPAfrica Mentoring Scheme after hearing that the charity was planning to go through a rebrand, something right up my street! I was already working within the Healthcare Marketing and Communications industry and thought it would be the perfect oppourtunity to use the skills and contacts I had gained in my career to EPAfrica’s benefit.  Not only did it help broaden my skills and experience from a personal development perspective, but also gave me the opportunity to feel part of EPAfrica again − following a few years with no involvement. 

Throughout the scheme I worked closely with the Marketing and Communications Workstream, acting as a source of support and advice throughout the rebranding process. Having industry contacts at my fingertips also proved invaluable and I utilised these to source a graphic designer that would work on the rebrand free of charge. We went from having no designers one day to seven to choose from the next! 

Once the designer was selected, I kept in regular contact with the Marketing and Communications Team, helping to draft and review designer briefing documents and provide ongoing feedback on the potential new logo options. It was great to be a part of project that was really creative, I could see through from start to finish and had an output to be proud of! What I also liked about the mentoring scheme was that it was completely flexible and worked around the time I had available, essential when your schedule is already busy! So if you have skills or advice to offer − no matter how big or small − I really would encourage you to go ahead and apply. It’s a great way to stay involved with EPAfrica and with the charity growing so rapidly, gaining input and advice from our experienced alumni is going to prove invaluable to our future success.

If you would like any further information on how to get involved in the mentoring scheme please contact Charlie Satow on