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Seed of Hope education initiative for women

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Explain your project idea (2,000 characters)

The social, cultural, economic and educational lives of women in the Ghazni province has many problems which need to be addressed, female masses constitute half of the population of the province. This half population is under extreme restrictions. They have no social position, culturally they are kept restrained, economically very poor and in the field of education very backward. The women are facing the following common problems:
a. Illiteracy
b. Unawareness about their rights
c. Unemployment
d. Lack of skills

Majority of the Women in this province are on the struggling track in their social, cultural, economic and educational life. Socially women have been strictly bound to their homes. They have to serve their families, obey the orders of their males and have no freedom of opinion. The reason due to which women is facing such violence is that they are illiterate as well as unskilled and are not aware about their rights and freedom. These women have no income resources for themselves; they are fully dependent on their families.Encouragingly some proportion of youngsters in the women masses are on the way of modifications and improvements through education. As they are in the process of education therefore any extra curriculum activity and skill will boast their interest as skills will promote the job opportunities for them.We will used digital in marketing section for this VT through labour market officer The Labour market officer is an experienced person in the field of marketing and is well aware of the trends in the market. He keeps a check of market and observes what are the need of the day and which product is needed which best suits the requirement of both the buyer and seller. It is an important unit of the VTC as he will try to make links with local workshops and help the trainees in finding market for products produced during the training. During vocational training, the labour market officer will guide and supervise the trainees and keep clos

Who are the beneficiaries? (1,000 characters)

To provide the target groups with sustainable and appropriate means of living and increase the number of skilled labour to facilitate the rehabilitation of the country. The project will offer the participants opportunities to secure an income position that equates with their standing to secure livelihood.
The proposed vocational training program is carried out in these trades: Tailoring, Embroidery, Gold Lace and literacy .
The following table will provide an idea about the beneficiaries of the project:
VTC for Women in Ghazni Province
Sr. no. Name of Activity/Training Type of Program Direct Beneficiaries In-direct Beneficiaries
2000 female under the age of 18- 35 years
Total: - - 2000 Females 14000 Families

How is your idea unique? (1,000 characters)

Since the establishment of WEMO it has grown in size and experience, developing its own policies and strategies, responding to the dynamic needs of Afghans. Now WEMO is fully involved with the post-conflict reconstruction effort in a range of sectors and areas.Despite the difficult prevailing conditions in recent times in Afghanistan, WEMO has managed to carry out programs in the areas of emergency relief, irrigation rehabilitation, vocational training, water and sanitation, basic education, construction, rehabilitation of historical monuments and agriculture.
WEMO’s focus on rural areas and working with community groups has lead to the establishment of field offices in Ghazni province, Wardak province, Kandahar city, Lashkargah of Helmand, Mazar city, Herat city, as well as Kabul city (Head Office) These offices facilitate the implementation, monitoring and evaluation of WEMO’s projects as well as providing bases to conduct surveys, and actively collaborate with relevant government

Idea Proposal Stage (choose one)

  • Pilot: I have started to implement the idea as a whole with a first set of real users.

Tell us more about your organization/company (1 sentence and website URL)

Since 2014 WEMO has expanded this program in other provinces where the NGO is active. So far, more than 2000 trainees have been graduated from WEMO VTC’S in different provinces. According to a survey, approximately 60% to 70% of these graduated are working in themarkets.
WEMO has established a VT unit in its Head office headed by a VT coordinator who is responsible for all WEMO VT projects insides Afghanistan. This unit goes for regular monitoring and evaluation trips to all VT projects and

Expertise in sector

  • 5-7 years

Organization Filing Status

  • Yes, we are a registered non-profit.

In 3-4 sentences, tell us the inspiration or story that encouraged you to start this project.

WEMO has felt the need to provide income generation and job opportunities through learning of vocational skill to the female population of Ghazni province, which will improve the income generation capacity of the women and boast local economy, Considering such a timely need WEMO has designed Centre Based Vocational Training Program in Ghazni province

Please explain how your selected topic areas are influenced, in the local context of your project (1,000 characters).

Majority of the Women in this province are on the struggling track in their social, cultural, economic and educational life. Socially women have been strictly bound to their homes. They have to serve their families, obey the orders of their males and have no freedom of opinion. The reason due to which women is facing such violence is that they are illiterate as well as unskilled and are not aware about their rights and freedom. These women have no income resources for themselves; they are fully dependent on their families.Encouragingly some proportion of youngsters in the women masses are on the way of modifications and improvements through education. As they are in the process of education therefore any extra curriculum activity and skill will boast their interest as skills will promote the job opportunities for them.Keeping the respective aspects in view WEMO proposes a center based vocational training for female in Tailoring, Embroidery and, Gold lace trades in Ghazni province

Who will work alongside your organization in the project idea? (1,000 characters)

Situation in Afghanistan demands for cooperative work that will involve many stakeholders. WEMO is aiming for joint venture where it will engage with different stakeholders, Government authorities and CSO’S that work for the development of community and the involvement of the community itself in developmental works. WEMO will ensure the involvement of the related authorities during the selection of trainees and instructors and other key issues. WEMO aims at the unity of the people and is wishes unanimity of views that will bring long lasting peace and stability in the region.

Please share some of the top strengths identified in the community which your project will serve (500 characters)

WEMO has developed the curriculum for the VT trades in which it has imparted trainings in the past. The basis for the development of the curriculum is the experience of WEMO it has gained over the past years in this field. WEMO will impart training according to the curriculum it has developed, however the curriculum will be modify to adjust according to the need of each trade
and it is conformable for community member and

Geographic Focus

18 District in Ghazni province of Afghanistan

How many months are required for the project idea? (500 characters)

Vocational training will be provided as Centre based to the female trainees for 35 months.
WEMO will enrol the selected trainees for VT program. The trainees will be free to select the trades of their choice. The VT team will explain the benefits of each trade to the trainees. In addition the beneficiaries will be encouraged to enrol in literacy classes that will be a part of the VT program

Did you submit this idea to our 2017 BridgeBuilder Challenge? (Y/N)

  • No

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Photo of Luz Gallo
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Hey Mujahed,
I think your idea has a lot of potential for a digital version of it. Have you consider how to include digital interfaces or interactions in order to broaden the scope of it.

Photo of Mujahed Mukhtar
Team

Dear Gallo
Greeting
your idea is good and i will sent all those to by details as soon as possible.

Photo of Mujahed Mukhtar
Team

We will used digital in marketing section for this VT through labour market officer The labor market officer is an experienced person in the field of marketing and is well aware of the trends in the market. He keeps a check of market and observes what are the need of the day and which product is needed which best suits the requirement of both the buyer and seller. It is an important unit of the VTC as he will try to make links with local workshops and help the trainees in finding market for products produced during the training. During vocational training, the labour market officer will guide and supervise the trainees and keep close contact with the technical instructor. At the end of training, the trainees are to know how to estimate product and services provided, quality control, and assess the benefits of services and products towards costumer requirements.

Photo of Luz Gallo
Team

Oh ok, It's really important to consider the marketing part. I was thinking more on the side of making the learning experience more digital in order to reach more people.

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