How do we help the students earn an income to raise themselves and their families out of poverty?
In a country where unemployment rates are high, we asked the students, teachers and parents to help us identify what skills are needed to provide the best chance of employment or support for setting up own businesses. As a result, we have started to run 2 vocational programmes and are working with partners to develop these further.
Giving Africa are currently running 2 vocational skills programmes
Cultivating Minds is our agricultural programme which teaches the children to grow food which helping develop a future occupation but also provides produce for the Food for Thought programme. Our aim, in the essence of long term self-sufficiency, is to enable the students to also sell some of their produce thereby also learning business skills. You can provide a student with the skills to provide themselves, their school and their families the means to prosper.
The Thriving Tailor programme which teaches the students sewing, dressmaking and business skills. This not only enables students to be able to make clothes for themselves and their families, we also envisage them making the school uniforms and eventually setting up their own businesses. You can provide a student with a place on the Thriving Tailor programme for a donation below.
Both of these programmes have the added benefit of giving the students confidence in and their ability to provide for their families. We are looking to provide additional vocational and entrepreneurial skills to the students