Refugee Women Skills Project

by Foundation for Development and Relief Africa
Refugee Women Skills Project
Refugee Women Skills Project
Refugee Women Skills Project
Refugee Women Skills Project
Refugee Women Skills Project
Refugee Women Skills Project
Refugee Women Skills Project
Refugee Women Skills Project
Refugee Women Skills Project
Refugee Women Skills Project
Refugee Women Skills Project
Refugee Women Skills Project

Summary

Our project helps refugee women from primarily South Sudan, the DRC, and Somalia using a hands-on training approach. FIDRA engages, empowers, and trains young adolescent refugees in tailoring and baking skills. We use a market and evidence driven curriculum to ensure that at the end of the program, the women can be competitive in starting businesses with their newly acquired skills.

$20,000
total goal
$19,680
remaining
5
donors
0
monthly donors
1
year

Challenge

Uganda has a world leading 2 million refugees. Young women and their host communities remain the most vulnerable group with limited access to education and finances. They have limited income generating skills such as tailoring, knitting and baking and face barriers such as lack of clean water, food, and menstrual kits/education needed to thrive. Equipping refugee women with these skills has the potential to uplift families and communities out of poverty. They have tremendous untapped potential.

Solution

Our satellite skills training center is equipped with 35 tailoring machines to offer refugee beneficiaries with the opportunity to acquire income generating skills. To supplement, we will provide financial literacy and soft skills to help monetize their business and increase their chances of success in the market. Building the capacity of these women is our primary objective. It is the most sustainable approach in the fight against poverty because knowledge is liberating and lasts a lifetime.

Long-Term Impact

This project helps refugee young mothers and girls break out of the vicious cycle of poverty that entraps unskilled and resource-poor girls. At-risk refugee women will mature into skilled, gainfully employed, and self-sufficient women. They are the pillars of their families, communities, and the nation. When a refugee mother is educated, the entire family's health, well-being, and success are propelled forward and transformed. The impact can be be seen in all aspects of life.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a DOCX file (projdoc.docx).

Resources

Organization Information

Foundation for Development and Relief Africa

Location: Lira, Northern - Uganda
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @fidraorg
Project Leader:
Ajwang Dilis
Lira , Northern Uganda

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