Friends, we are more than excited to share with you pictures of our amazing group of young women and girls who for reasons such as cultural discrimination of girl child education, forced marriage, limitations of resources (poverty) are attending a 6-9 months tailoring class so as to be economically independent and self sufficient.
The program is open to out of school young women and teenage girls who are at risk of pregnancy/ forced early marriage, sexual and labour exploitation from a highly patriarchal community.
We provide vocational, business and life skills training opportunities aimed at enabling the girls to set up small market driven enterprises. We are committed to changing the narrative of poverty and unemployment challenges for women especially young single mothers.
It is our hope that they don’t just survive but rather thrive beyond the narrative set by society, that they write their own story!
We also equip them with two alternative courses of their choice such as hair dressing, weaving, crocheting and knitting, soap and bleach making, baking, farming, and basic business management training.
At the end of the training, these amazing young women, and those before and after, graduate each walking away with a certificate and the confidence that they have been equipped and empowered to thrive!
To support this program kindly follow the link below on how you can donate to us https://wagrau.org/give/