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Skills Acquisition/Empowerment of Youth and Widows

by Manzili Heritage Development Initiative
Skills Acquisition/Empowerment of Youth and Widows
Skills Acquisition/Empowerment of Youth and Widows
Skills Acquisition/Empowerment of Youth and Widows
Skills Acquisition/Empowerment of Youth and Widows
Skills Acquisition/Empowerment of Youth and Widows
Skills Acquisition/Empowerment of Youth and Widows
Skills Acquisition/Empowerment of Youth and Widows
Skills Acquisition/Empowerment of Youth and Widows
Skills Acquisition/Empowerment of Youth and Widows
Skills Acquisition/Empowerment of Youth and Widows
Skills Acquisition/Empowerment of Youth and Widows
Skills Acquisition/Empowerment of Youth and Widows
Skills Acquisition/Empowerment of Youth and Widows
Skills Acquisition/Empowerment of Youth and Widows
Skills Acquisition/Empowerment of Youth and Widows
Skills Acquisition/Empowerment of Youth and Widows
Skills Acquisition/Empowerment of Youth and Widows
Skills Acquisition/Empowerment of Youth and Widows
Skills Acquisition/Empowerment of Youth and Widows
Skills Acquisition/Empowerment of Youth and Widows

Summary

We want to train and empower 100 youths in different crafts with economic value. We also want to assist 90 impoverished young widows start a trade or improve on an existing one, thereby creating an avenue for them to sustain themselves and their young families. We truly believe, from experience, this will help curb unemployment, poverty, and social vices, currently very high, in the rural villages. This will also greatly reduce young widows economic dependence on mischievous men for survival.

$265
total raised
3
donors
0
monthly donors
3
years

Challenge

Unemployment and poverty is very high in the community. As a result, impoverished youth are roaming about the community in hopelessness. Young widows are marginalized and taken advantage of, as a result of their economic dependence in a male dominated society. Already we are witnessing a lot of societal ills such as kidnappings, prostitutions, rapes, excessive drinking, and armed robberies as a result.

Solution

Our goal is to embark on a massive skills acquisition training programme and empowerment of these youths to keep them occupied and help become self-reliant as they create their own jobs rather than wallow in endless wait for employment. Our goal is to provide for the impoverished young widows an avenue to sustain themselves and their young family by providing seed money/grant for them to start a trade or improve an existing one.

Long-Term Impact

100 youth from different communities trained and empowered in various crafts. The crafts include, electricians, auto mechanic, hair dressing, fashion & designing, cake & decoration, aluminium fabrication, computer training, plumbing, tiling, etc. 90 Impoverished young widows engaged in their business and earning income to feed their young families. Communities will benefit in the long term, since societal ills will be greatly reduced as poverty and hopelessness is gradually eradicated.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

http:/​/​www.hdiafrica.org
Official website of Heritage Devt. Initiatiive

Organization Information

Manzili Heritage Development Initiative

Location: Elk Grove, CA - USA
Website:
Manzili Heritage Development Initiative
Kizito Akali
Project Leader:
Kizito Akali
Elk Grove, CA United States

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