The project helps to build the entrepreneurship skills of 400 vulnerable young women and girls mostly from neglected communities, to restore and improve their livelihoods to become self-reliance and become reintegrated into society.
Liberia's 14 years of brutal civil war couple with the recent outbreak of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD), and the high rate of inequality have forced many vulnerable young women and girls into extreme poverty, limited social protection, and neglect. The Young Professional Development Program will work to restore their hopes and help improve their livelihoods - building their entrepreneurial skills to be self-reliance and re-integrated back into society as agents of positive change.
We provide training for vulnerable young women and girls in slum communities in life-skills enhancement and entrepreneurship in soap-making, tailoring, home care, computer literacy, marketing and sale as well as conduct coaching and psychological counselling. By learning these vocational skills couple with a developed entrepreneurship mind-set, these women and girls will have reliable income generation and improved social values and lift themselves out of poverty, and become reintegration.
The project will train 400 vulnerable women and girls' life-skills over the next two years, helping them to break the poverty barrier - providing for their families' health and well-being, send their children to school and even some of them having the chance to complete school. When you educate women and girls, you educate a nation. These skilled women and girls will go on educate their peers, children, and others and impact their communities' economy positively - forming a chain of productivity