Finishing school is one thing but getting a job is an entirely different matter. One way to help young school leavers as well as those who are unemployed is to give them training in a skill that is needed in the area.
Sewing is our most recent project. We enrolled 4 adults (2 women and 2 men) in sewing training. They received four months of intensive training, at the end of which we offered them an interest-free loan to buy their own machine. They were trained on manual, pedal-powered machines, allowing them to be unaffected by the frequent power cuts, and enabling them to set up their business on the street to attract passing trade.
can provide a training course,a stipend during training and equipment needed to start a new job
This gentleman operates his sewing business from outside his home. He and his wife have 5 children between the ages of 7 and 18. He gets his work from passing trade because he lives in the middle of a very busy small neighbourhood.
Some of Our Other Projects
These young men now have a carpentry skill that they can take back to their villages and help support their families.
The barbers and hairdressers that we sponsored provide a valuable service to the community.