Our Esther project debuted on April 25th. Our first 4 girls had their first training session and are excited to learn more about getting jobs, writing resumes and interviewing.
The program will provide girls with life skill trainings, support them in school financially and materially as well as help develop sustainable, strong women in society.
In 2020 we will be focusing our attention to teaching groups of young women the skills of entrepreneurship, self-confidence, sexual assault prevention and the skills necessary to obtain and maintain careers.
The mission of the Esther project is to support underprivileged, high-ranking girls graduating the 12th grade and heading to college. The goal is to empower them to lead a life which they are prepared to make the best decisions possible for themselves and their community.
How does a woman apply for a job in the Ethiopian cultural setting and obtain a living wage. How does one write and build a resume? How does a young woman interview for her first job or have the agency to ask for a promotion? How does one balance family and work? What about our female bodies- how do we, as women, understand our bodies and take care of this valuable asset? How do we maintain proper nutrition, choose and use birth control, and maintain effective hygiene on a shoe-string budget? These, and so many other topics will be examined in our new program, launching in 2020.
Direct beneficiaries: Girls graduating high school and headed to college.
Indirect beneficiaries: By helping women empower themselves we can help the family, the city, and the nation!