Investing in rural youth - who often leave for opportunities in cities - by providing them with technology and entrepreneurial skills to grow local businesses and develop professional careers locally.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
In rural Kuppam, few training programs target young people. Additionally, residents lack reliable access to electricity and up-to-date information. World Corps' (WC) transforms these barriers into opportunities by helping competent young leaders build businesses and develop expertise to create information, energy and market-driven products. In 2002, 15 individuals were selected from 127 applicants and trained to establish five Community Information Centers (CICs).
How will this project solve this problem?
A 2-phase curriculum prepares participants to run a business and take a leading role in development of their communities. It introduces theories of community and econ. development and implements them.
Potential Long Term Impact
Approximately 30 entrepreneurs will be trained in year 2. By year 3, 10 CICs will be established to train approximately 150 entrepreneurs per year.
Total Funding Received to Date: $4,710
Funding Policy: subsidized/guaranteed
This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.
Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $4,710 as of Jun 9, 2004. The original project funding goal was $82,340.