Fountain of Hope plans to build knowledge capacity of 5000 girls and 5000 women in gender based violence issues. Will provide secondary school fees and school materials for 5000 girls who are survivors of gender based violence for a year in Dowa District, Malawi. This project provides training in business skills for 5000 women who are victims of gender based violence and give start up capital for pigs, chicken production and farm inputs. It has awareness campaigns for entire community members.
Gender Based Violence is destroying women and girls lives in Dowa District, Malawi. Girls are forced into early marriages, dropping out from school because of poverty. Maltreatment of widows and old women exist through sexual harassment. Fountain of Hope will return girls to school and pay school fees and materials, train women in business skills and provide them with start up business capital, livestock and farm inputs. The project will have awareness campaign to community members in the area.
Train 25 girls and women as paralegals in support of victims of gender based violence and human rights as peer educators, train in basic human rights and sexual Reproductive health and Rights, Establish 25'Stop Violence Against Women and Girls' clubs, Provide start up inputs, livestock for 500 victims, Pay school fees for 500 victimized girls for 1 year, Media advocacy on girls and women rights, Mass awareness campaign for behaviour change, Production of video documentaries and case studies.
The project will enhance the capacity of 10000 women and girls to stand up in fighting against gender based violence allowing them to rise out of depression, poverty and improve' access to essentialhealth and well-being. Save a girl from gender based violence access to essential, safe and adequate multi-sectoral services in the community. It will also increase awareness, responsibility, and accountability among target communities where local leader and men will change behaviours.