YOCOFOBA plans to empower 50 Vulnerable Internally Displaced Girls from around the Northwest Region of Cameroon by training them in tailoring trade couple with entrepreneurial skills. The yearlong training in Bamenda will see each vulnerable girl given a start-up assistance consisting of a sewing machine and other accessories.
The recent civil unrest in the Anglophone regions of Cameroon has caused the displacement of over half a million people. Most of these Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) are women and girls who are stranded and jobless. Having secured shelter for themselves, YOCOFOBA will help 50 vulnerable Internally Displaced Girls gain lucrative skills and the necessary means to start up life again in the new communities hosting them for the meantime.
This project shall train and empower 50 vulnerable young displaced girls residing in Bamenda in tailoring trade couple with minimal entrepreneurial skills. The yearlong training includes tailoring training, Basic English, arithmetic, marketing and business skills. At the end of the course, sewing machine and other accessories will be given as start-up capital. By learning this marketable skill, these young ladies will generate income for themselves and shun waywardness.
The project will train 50 vulnerable ladies in tailoring helping them to rise above the frustration of idleness and poverty. They will be able to provide for their basic needs and that of their families. In addition, each beneficial will be obliged to further train two vulnerable ladies in the tailoring trade once they complete their course. Therefore 150 more women will gain tailoring skills thanks to this scheme.