By funding this project you will help provide artisan training for young, vulnerable women, mostly single mothers in rural Ghana. You will also be helping to sponsor their children in nursery care while their mothers are in training. This allows the women to focus on their seamstress education in our apprenticeship program. We also teach them skills like batik fabric dying and recycled glass bead making. Together, lets provide 50 women skills that can sustain them and their children for life!
In our community, there are many single mothers that cannot afford to go to school, let alone pay for their children to attend school. Education here is not free. And without education or training, there are no jobs. Poverty begets poverty and often this lack of resources results in homelessness and disease and the cycle continues with the next generation. We also live in an area where there is no formal trash collection and thus trash ends up everywhere.
We believe vocational skills create a livelihood for the women in our community. Through our programs women can work in a sewing shop, open their own shop, or come to ABAN's training center. Their children are also in school and fed, so that the mothers can focus on their education and complete the program. The products they make are handmade and are combined with locally recycled materials, like plastic waste. Our program, along with community education efforts, can help make a positive impact
With more training women are seen as assets in our community. Their children's access to education and healthy lives increases. The women can live more happy and healthy lives and support themselves and eventually give back to others. These 50 women will go out into their community and then take on the next generation of apprentices. And imagine what their children can achieve with your help and support!