S.E.E. – Vocational Training for Girl School Dropouts
Our SEE (Support for Economic Empowerment) engaged 160 female school dropouts and young mothers aged 13-18. The young women trained and graduated a variety of vocational skills programmes, such as tailoring, carpentry, hair-dressing, catering and mechanics. In addition, we provided them with start-up kits to help them set up their own income-generating activities and small businesses.
During this project, the participants also received training in business skills and micro credit management, and as an outcome have managed to generate profits in their chosen activity.
The SEE project had a positive impact on the entire community, as even people who weren’t participants in the programme came along to some trainings, and community members could learn from SEE participants about running small businesses of their own, increasing opportunities and economic productivity within the community.