Project facilitates valuable trade skills training enabling youths and young adults to be gainfully employed and self-sufficient. This training, in high demand, empowers and fills a vital gap. The training / education provided helps to complete their preparation and positions them as people who contribute to national development. Priority is given to women. At the end of the training, participants are provided with tool-kits that help them start their own businesses.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
Many school drop outs, school drop outs, orphans and people displaced by the civil war in Freetown do not have access to equipped facilities for training in valuable self-sufficiency trade skills. There is a high demand for the provision of practical and tertiary training services like this that will enable them to be gainfully employed or run their own businesses. Beneficiaries will be provided with assistance in obtaining some of the tools of their trade / helped to start their own business.
How will this project solve this problem?
Beneficiaries will be provided vocational training in Sewing / Tailoring, Gara Tie-dying and Batik, Soap Making, Hairdressing, Adult Literacy. On completion of training, trainees will be provided with a toolkit to help start their own business.
Potential Long Term Impact
Project empowers youths to move from poverty and unemployment to self-sufficiency. It will contribute to youth development in skills for self-reliance and entrepreneurship, creating employment opportunities for disadvantaged youths / young adults.
Total Funding Received to Date: $1,615
Remaining Goal to be Funded: $6,285
Total Funding Goal: $7,900