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Equip a Young Woman on Nias with Skills for Work

by Yayasan Caritas Pengembangan Sosial Ekonomi Vetted since 2017
Equip a Young Woman on Nias with Skills for Work
Equip a Young Woman on Nias with Skills for Work
Equip a Young Woman on Nias with Skills for Work
Equip a Young Woman on Nias with Skills for Work
Equip a Young Woman on Nias with Skills for Work
Equip a Young Woman on Nias with Skills for Work
Equip a Young Woman on Nias with Skills for Work
Equip a Young Woman on Nias with Skills for Work
Equip a Young Woman on Nias with Skills for Work

Summary

The Caritas Centre benefits youth on Nias Island, women in particular, who are economically disadvantaged due to lack of education. By gaining skills for employment, participants have the potential to significantly impact their own lives, as well as make a difference to their families and community. Vocational courses are offered in sewing, embroidery, salon and computers. These are given in conjunction with seminars on solidarity, gender equality, disability, and environmental conservation

$10,000
total goal
$6,218
remaining
38
donors
0
monthly donors
1
year

Challenge

In 2012, Niasan's average years of schooling was only 6.56, which is far below the Indonesian standard of completing nine years of compulsory education. Barriers to education include poverty, infrastructure as well as customs that value marriage, family and ritual. Women in particular are encouraged to stay at home and fulfil their domestic duties. Consequently many are denied the right to education, and do not have the skills required for work.

Solution

The Caritas Centre provides sewing, computer and salon courses in order to improve employment opportunities for youth between the ages of 14-23 on Nias island. These courses are specifically aimed at young people who are not able to continue their formal education due to socio-economic or personal circumstance. Courses are either partially or completely subsidised by CKS, and are given in conjunction with seminars on business, the environment, gender and solidarity.

Long-Term Impact

Providing young women the opportunity to become economic agents could trigger a transformation on Nias towards gender equality. Course participants who become economic actors, will not only benefit themselves but their entire family. Overall, the improvement of educational quality and quantity through facilities such as the Caritas Centre will have a positive effect on the intellectual level of the Gunungsitoli municipality, and will eventually lead to economic growth.

Resources

http:/​/​www.caritaskeuskupansibolga.org

Organization Information

Yayasan Caritas Pengembangan Sosial Ekonomi

Location: Gunungsitoli - Indonesia
Website:
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Project Leader:
Martine Botha
Gunungsitoli, Indonesia

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