Promote Vocational Training for Women
LEBIAMEDS partnered with other NGOs to support the Cameroon government in its efforts to promote human rights and poverty reduction for low-income women and youth in vulnerable situations through improved employability and integration of young people by offering them increased vocational training. The latter training is specifically adapted to immediate needs that can enable them to integrate within the Cameroonian social fabric as an alternative to crime in order to reduce community violence.
This program is working with vulnerable youths in the Risky neighborhoods to provide participants with technical training and access to jobs. This initiative builds upon and expands LEBIAMEDS’s prior experience developing community-based productive enterprises through the Urban Project program. A key strategic focus is to provide technical training and seed capital that can produce immediate employment opportunities in some of the most insecure areas of our main Cities.
The main objectives are:
- Train 150 vulnerable women in cosmetology, tailoring, among others. LEBIAMEDS will also provide support for startup-kits so that beneficiaries can quickly generate productive income activities
- Strengthen community organizations and other facilities so that they can support the objectives of the project
Direct Beneficiaries include 150 young men and women from disadvantaged neighborhoods in the Anglophone Regions, with 20 trainers involved in the project.