Nah is a young girl in the Bonakanda community, very talented and creative with her hands in design and arts. like many other young girls in this community, talking to Nah,she has little or no interest in developing her skills and making a living from it as she is betrothed to be married after her primary education. This project aims to empower at least 60 talented rural girls like Nah take charge of their lives, by helping them develop their talents and train them how to make a living from it
Most girls in the rural areas are brought up with the ideology that their studies end at home as housewives. This concept limits the ability of the girls to exploit their talents and grow. From the research we carried out in the Bonakanaka community, we came to the realization that most rural girls in this community are ignorant of the talents they have and how they can earn a living from these talents. Due to this, most of them end up under utilizing their skills and talents.
This project will raise awareness among girls on the importance of leadership and creativity. It will go ahead to mentor and train 60 girls to better develop their talent so as to use it as a means to become self sustained.The best 15 girls will be selected and made ambassadors in this community. In a 2 weeks boot camp, the 15 girls will be trained to sell their talent. At the end they will set up their own shops which will be use as training centers for other girls.
This project will increase the economic viability of the girls and the community. Setting up 15 girls will act as a means for further development of the girls and the community. the shops will act as a sustainability plan for the much younger girls as they grow up they will have a place to build their talent at much cheaper prices. In the next 5 years, the rate of early marriages, child abuse and household violence must have dropped by 15 percents in the community and the country as a whole.