Help 60 poor women in South Africa getting skilled

by George Child and Family Welfare

Summary

George Child and Family Welfare in South Africa enable women to change their reality through skills training at the Sikelela Skills centre in George. 60 very poor women and their Children benefits.
$23,157
total raised
112
donors
0
monthly donors
6
years active

Challenge

When people visit George they see the wealth and splendour our beautiful town has to offer, but more often than not they do not see the pain and suffering caused by the high incidences of unemployment and poverty. George Child Welfare, together with other role players, has initiated a project to bring together unemployed poor people in order that their creativity an initiative may be harnessed. This project will train 60 women at Sikelela annually to help sustain their children and families.

Solution

Basic life skills training is a necessity as a start up bases for these women and girls.The project provides training and equipment for trainees from scratch in handcrafts, including sewing and knitting. As they have no income, travel money to attend training and a meal per day are provided. Follow up visits are done to ensure success.

Long-Term Impact

Trainees receive certificates after completion. 30% of trainees were placed in the formal workplace last year. Those working from home receive orders from the centre to help them having a sustainable income. This makes a huge difference towards many. Mainly these women gain back their dignity, and are empowered to get out of abusive relationships, and learn to sustain themselves

Additional Documentation

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

Resources

http:/​/​sikelelasdc.org/​
Sabine Plattner African Charities (SPAC)
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George Child and Family Welfare
Fancourt

Organization Information

George Child and Family Welfare

Location: George, Western Cape - South Africa
Project Leader:
Debbie Kruger
George, WC South Africa

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