Workaid

Female Skill Development in Slum Communities.

WORKAID in partnership with YWCA Nairobi will assist pre-assessed community, self-help & vocational training projects to provide practical skills training. This enables HIV/Aids widows & orphans to generate income & thereby empowering themselves, families and communities.

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It ran from 12:00 PM, 29 November 2016 to 12:01 PM, 6 December 2016

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (1041574)

Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£2,250

Amount raised

£3,199

Donations

27

    Category

  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment

    Helping

Location

  • WORKAID helps real people with real lives and has made a great difference to thousands of Kenyans.

    — Revd Franklyn Otwoma, Anglican Parish Priest in slum area of Nairobi.

  • It is not like giving food. If you give food you take away their dignity. If you give people a tool, you give them dignity, personality and pride.

    — Her Excellency Mrs. Mwanaidi Maajar, High Commisioner of Tanzania.

  • WORKAID helps real people with real lives and has made a great difference to thousands of Kenyans.

    — Revd Franklyn Otwoma, Anglican Parish Priest in slum area of Nairobi.

  • It is not like giving food. If you give food you take away their dignity. If you give people a tool, you give them dignity, personality and pride.

    — Her Excellency Mrs. Mwanaidi Maajar, High Commisioner of Tanzania.

Situation

Nairobi has the largest urban slum in Africa. Approximately 2.5 million people live in 200 settlements, representing almost 60% of Nairobi's population. Our experience shows that women, with their traditional family responsibilities, face above average challenges when trying to create a meaningful life for themselves and their dependants.

Solution

The WORKAID / YWCA partnership will identify, assess and support vocational skills training groups. The training offered in areas such as tailoring, knitting machines, carpentry and leatherwork enables people to generate an income. Our experience both in Kenya and other countries has shown the benefits to be multi-generational: the older generation is cared for and the younger generation have the opportunity to stay in education for longer.BREAKING THE CYCLE OF POVERTY.