Impuls’her Projects is now up and running both in Cameroon and Bolivia. Our team in France contacted Mr Lama from Medialude in order to create a simulation game specifically designed for the participants of Impuls’Her Projects. The game will be tested by our teams before using it on site.
So far, in Cameroon, four international volunteers have takenpart in the ‘micro entrepreneurship for women’ project as part of Impuls’Her Projects. Alongside local tutors, they taught the fundamentals of entrepreneurship. Classes will soon be over, and the second phase of personal coaching will begin for the 11 teenagers and young women who decided to integrate Impuls’Her Projects.
In Bolivia, three international volunteers have already takenpart in the ‘professional integration for young women’ project as part of Impuls’Her Projects. Classes have just started for the girls who are part of the project. As the project started later than in Cameroon, the local team had more time to hire tutors and elaborate the training program most adapted for the girls. Our psychologist has already started group coaching with the girls.
Both teams are deeply involved in the project and we are very enthusiastic about it. We hope that Impuls'Her Project will be a sustainable project, implemented each year with the aim to help young women in difficulty to find their path. We need your support more than ever, we trust in this project and hope that together we will impulse women to empowerment in Bolivia and Cameroon.
Impuls'her Projects is the continuity of our previous similar project called Empowering Womens Projects, which was successfully financed through Globalgiving. Impuls'her took its first steps in September 2018 and aims to accompany almost 30 girls in the serach for a better future.
In Cameroon, the project is up and running. 11 teenagers and young women agreed to integrate the first edition of "Impuls'Her Projects". Classes now take place two days per week in two homes (an orphanage and a home for women that have been incarcerated). Local and international tutors and volunteers are teaching the fundamentals of entrepreneurship such as Economy, Entrepreneurship and Accounting, but also Women's Rights and soft skills.
In Bolivia, the project will begin in March 2019. The Center for survivors of sexual abuse in the town Cochabamba has a specific organisation which do not allow us to begin the projects before the beginning of 2019 because a lot of new girls arrive at the centre at the beginning of the year and need some time to settle down into their new home. As we decided to wait a few months to begin the project, the team has had time to prepare the details and prepare the local tutors, psychologists etc that will be a part of the project.
Both teams are deeply involved in the project and we are very enthousiastic about it. We hope that Impuls'Her Project will be a sustainable project, implemented each year with the aim to help young women in difficulty to find their path. We need your support more than ever, we trust in this project and hope that together we will impulse women to empowerment in Bolivia and Cameroon.
Here are the final words about this great project about the empowerment of young women in Bolivia. You were numerous to support it and we would like to adress you a warm thank you.Liliana was one of the girls who participate to the Empowerment Workshops for young girls. Despite the fact that the acclimatation and the begining were tough, she afford to grow and to consider a better future for her and her family. Thanks to attending pastry, sewing and other classes she has acquired technical skills that will be very useful for her future both personnal and professional. She quit the center at the end of 2017 and has now the chance to be part of "Impuls'her Projects". This is our new programm which is tailored to form, train, support and follow the participants in the accomplishing of their Lifetime projects whether professional or academic with tutoring, formations and also a strong psychologic support.
We invite you to follow our new projects and encourage you to spread it around you. Impuls'her Projects contains the basic fundamentals of Empowering Womens Projects but is even more tailored and has its own identity which is that of a very thorough follow-up after the center, and a complete formation.