Empower-A-Child via Crowdrise
September 24, 2011
While educating a child is the first step out of poverty it is not the last. As education becomes more readily available to this generation many students are graduating university. However, the job market is not increasing and competition for jobs is extremely high.
Empower A Child is raising funds to construct a modern skills training center for these children and teens. This training center will house computers, kitchen and catering equipment, sewing machines, carpentry and construction tools, and modern farming equipment and much more. In-depth training sessions will be offered in all areas in order to increase the students marketability in the job market as well as helping them create their own businesses.
Empower A Child has identified three major goals we wish to see occur because of the presence of the center.
I. Increase Students' Marketability
With an increasing number of college graduates each year and the job market remaining the same is can be difficult to obtain a job. Through this training center we seek to increase the student's job marketability by offering training in computers, sewing, catering, carpentry, and mass agriculture development. We will offer hands on training as well as business management skills for those who desire to start their own business.
II. Raise Up Job-Creaters
As these training sessions will give our students a step ahead of current college graduates it will not change the current job market. We desire to start an in depth entrepreneur course for a few select students who exhibit the dedication, skills, and knowledge to start their own mass-product business, selling to thousands and in turn employing thousands. Students in this course will become job creators with the intent of adding to the economic development of their entire country.
III. Empower the Girl-Child
Educating girls is another key in lifting the country out of poverty. Typically when girls reach the age of 15 or 16 in the village and are unable to pay to attend high school they are often married off. They are expected to care for the house, the children and have no say over means of birth control or family planning. Thus bringing more children into poverty. We also plan to offer a girl child empowerment course. This will focus on girls unique gifts and talents to empower them and give them options in the job market.