Studies show that when women are supported and empowered, all of the society benefits. Their families are healthier, more children go to school, agricultural productivity improves and incomes increase. In short, communities become more resilient.
Gender equality is not only a fundamental human right but a pre-condition for sustainable development. Providing women and girls with quality education, health care, decent work, access and ownership rights over property and technology, and equal participation in political and economic decision-making processes will lead to social, economic, and environmental sustainability across the globe.
Youth skills development
- Vocational training: basic and further training courses
The project primarily focuses on vocational training and practical experience in companies.
- Promotion of entrepreneurship
Apart from technical skills, the project develops the business acumen of the trainees. In advanced courses, young adults learn how to plan their business, analyze customer needs, calculate profits, and set prices.
- Facilitate financial know-how and access to financial services
The beneficiaries acquire basic financial literacy, which they can readily apply in savings and lending groups. The project also facilitates access to formal banks, savings and credit cooperatives and new innovative products, such as micro-leasing, tailored to the needs of young adults and entrepreneurs.
- Strengthening social skills and self-competence
Through its courses, the project develops social skills and self-competence of the youth, who are often caught up in a vicious cycle of poverty and frustration. For example, they learn about health, hygiene, safety, and communication.
- Networking young people with labour market
Linkages between prospective employees with potential employers are facilitated through participation at fairs, internships, etc.
“Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.” -Buddha –