Help Unemployed Women Find Sustainable Employment


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By a female, 46-60 years old , in Busia, Kenya
Map of CAREER Education is an important thing in ones life career choosing the most important as it determines what or where one will spend his or her life working. Most parents force their children to choose careers they don't like just because they fell the careers they are choosing for their children are good and strong but this is a very bad idea that needs to be discouraged. This case once arouse when in my neighbourhood a certain man by the name GEORGE forced the son to choose Medicine as his career when actally the boy wanted to study music production as his career. Yes the boy was very bright and had excellently passed his exams with a mean of A which qualified him to do medicine. After forcing the boy, the boy decided to do as the father wished and went on to study medicine at the university of Nairobi instead of music producing. He wartied hard passed exam and finally even graduated as a qualified doctor but after the graduation the boy took the degree to the father and choose to go back to study Music Producer as a career because that is where his passion was. What a waste of years and money!. Read more.
Related to project keywords: graduation, careers, career, years, needs

The Eleventh Hour

By a male, 22-30 years old, in Juja, Kenya
Map of THE ELEVENTH HOUR The registration deadline for the semester was just short of two days and my heart was still hopeful that no matter i will be registered for the semister.At that time,i still had a balance of ksh 40,000 which i needed within two days in order to register before the deadline. I made phone calls to all my uncles but none of them was willing to help except one who surprised on the very day with a receipt of ksh 30,000 paid in my school account. I gained some strength and went on borrowing form friends until i finally covered the gap on that very day and managed to register that very day. Read more.
Related to project keywords: registration, balance, time, just, needed

Slum Forever

By a male, 16-21 years old, in Nairobi, Kenya
Map of SLUM FOREVER Jonh Odera, a boy who was born in a slum, lived in a slum and still there. He started his school late at an older age of 8 yrs in class one, but this not only encouraged him but also motivated him. He worked very hard in school to achieve his best. He was among the top students in his class. By class five he was made a class prefect. He was a very good leader. After three years he did his K.C.P.E exams and got 312 marks out of 500. Unluckily, his parents could not afford to take him to a good school. He struggled hard to join a nearby High school still in the slums. He worked very hard in High school and got a C+. After high school he joined the kibera joint group where they helped the slum children with fee and clothing. Now John Odera is one of the respected members in kibera for helping people. Read more.
Related to project keywords: class, years, high school, clothing, age
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Women's Employment Network

Kansas City, MO, United States

Project Leader

Sophie Klein

Grant Writer/Development Coordinator
Kansas City, MO United States

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