Project #282 | Empowering Girls with Technical Skills
Our partnership with Development Action Devolved Regeneration Group (DADREG)
Kenya’s rapid population growth is placing great demands on healthcare, education, housing, water and sanitation, and employment. These challenges are exacerbated by high rates of HIV, sexually transmitted infections, sexual violence, and unplanned pregnancies. Rates are especially high in low-income and slum communities and disproportionately impact adolescent girls. Without education and relevant vocational skills, young women are unable to leave hazardous living conditions and find meaningful employment.
One Day’s Wages is partnering with DADREG to increase vocational training and access to employment for youth and young women who currently depend on scavenging at Nairobi’s Dandora dumpsite. With unemployment rising in Kenya – in large part due to the pandemic – DADREG is focusing on improving the quality and relevance of training opportunities, supporting young people to develop marketable and entrepreneurial skills, and enabling them to be competitive in the job market. Through our partnership, young women will have the opportunity to participate in vocational training courses of their choosing, and to join savings groups for accessing credit to start income generating activities. Our partnership will also support children living in and around the dumpsite with evening classes (so that they can eventually enroll in vocational training), nutritional support, and recreational activities.
YOUNG ADULTS WILL BE TRAINED IN A VOCATIONAL SKILL OF THEIR CHOOSING
WOMEN WILL HAVE ACCESS TO CREDIT FOR STARTING INCOME GENERATING ACTIVITIES
CHILDREN FROM THE DUMPSITE WILL PARTICIPATE IN CLASSES AND AFTER-SCHOOL ACTIVITIES
Thank you for making this possible!
Our movement is grassroots, to us that not only means the work on the ground is led by local leaders with the support of the community, but it also means that we raise the funds for our projects through everyday donors just like you. In addition to all the donors that gave $25, $100, or $250 and the campaigners that ran a race or donated their birthday to raise funds, we also want to thank our generous business, school, and faith sponsors who believed in our work and joined the movement.
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