a Community child enjoy reading a particular book
Hello CFYDDI Development partners, welcome to the new month! July, August and September everyone continues here to talk about the many exciting events that have happened and it has been a holiday time so we have had many holiday makers taking part ranging from the international youth Day, the Annual youth Festival, and the sanyuka programs to CFYDDI Foot ball club Kopites FC winning tournament matches. We are nurturing talent through the center activity to preparing a new wave of leaders. The women with a purpose there saving scheme and parenting programs continue to revamp the livelihoods of house hold women. Friends whoever enters the gates of the youth center leaves with fresh inspiration and a further investment in any of these programs will go a long way to better rural community vulnerable children, youth and house wives.
We have found it very challenging that illiterate people find it increasingly difficult to participate fully in the services and opportunities availed to them which slows down every opportunity and we are here to support and improve their ability from early stages for children to creatively play, youth and women to know how to read and write as an important personal asset.
You have helped us start this entire community important work, we are writing to appreciate you and seek your audience for further funding to help us complete this important work of closing the literacy skills gaps as the only alternative in achieving human capital development.
More funding support will allow us buy;
- Play items for children to swing, run around and equip children’s play Conner,
- Pay a stipend allowance for care takers, pay an allowance for the teachers and volunteers,
- Put a meal on the table for the children,
- Enroll more vulnerable children attend the early child development program,
- Pay for learning materials and visual aid,
- Paint the chairs and study rooms for children with attractive colors’,
- Paving the ground to cover the mud when it rains.
- Boost the womens saving scheme to start self help busnesses.
CFYDDI –Women With A Purpose (WWAP) sucesses story!
WWAP saving scheme is a saving scheme that t allows women to collectively save their money; CFYDDI helps ensure its safety and provides technical support such as book keeping and records.
The saving started in January 2017 and members save every Tuesday but Betty had almost nothing to save on several occasions she turned up empty handed but was very determined and hopeful. Betty however shared challenges and later found out there was an opportunity to start her own business, but expressed her fears such as lack of business skills, Lack of capital, loan phobia among others
CFYDDI every year runs a Build your Business training to help empower women with business skills such as business creation skills, marketing skills, risk management, financial management among others, this 3 month course has 14 modules and is localized to cater for community needs, teaching is done in a local language .Betty took up this training and felt confident enough to acquire a loan from WWAP and start up a business, capital or business ceased to be an excuse. With continuous mentorship and support from CFYDDI team, she started up 2 chapatti stalls (local snack) and employs 2 people. These 2 stalls earn her 20,000 per day. Her husband (who can’t work) helps her monitor one stall as she monitors the other, she further uses her extra time to bake cookies and supply them in the local shops.
Thanks for becoming champions for equality. This festive season our target is to raise the remaining $4046. We are committed to working tirelessly to help children, youth and women change their own lives, their communities for better.
Play time for children at the center
Sanyuka Fitness Zumba club at the the center
Learning by observation for children
WWAP Team Leaders during a meeting
Youth leaders during the International Youth Day
Reading in pairs
CFYDDI Health ambassadors during a health review
enjoying a book by himself!