Help with small business skills and increase awareness of women’s rights.
We support and develop village women initiatives. The main inputs are vocational training in English, IT, entrepreneurship, women rights and related subjects. We are also developing medical services and health information sessions.
Tanzania and Kenya have a large group of young mothers in the villages that have little or no education and are without financial support. Additionally, areas are often heavily populated, which complicates the strive of livelihood and provision for these mother’s children.
Most of these women lack the opportunity to reach education or means to fund and develop small businesses. Additionally, many of these women are under-empowered or unaware of their basic human rights, thus making young mothers vulnerable for abuse.
Work with women is under-funded but IV has multi professional interns and volunteers. We use teamwork to create opportunities. One can teach how to start horticulture and one can look for the markets.
The base effort is to increase the small business skills through educational approach and to increase awareness. We also focus to give visibility of women issues through social media for the Tanzanian general population.
We are looking for to hire multi-professional students and interns to support our work. We tailor the posts according the participants focus and interests and skills.
We look for to be innovative. Interns bring their ideas that we look for to implement to strengthen the fieldwork. We encourage innovation and a self-led creativity in the professional program approach.
Our focus is to deliver skills for women to start their own small businesses and to create markets to their products. At the same time, we educate women rights and related subjects so that women will learn their rights in problem situations. We focus to be both innovative and effective.
ü Make a positive impact in the lives of young women – giving them skills, support and inspiration.
ü Support open discussion and help change attitudes surrounding the ‘conventional’ role of men and women.
ü Work with the local boys as we introduce, educate and raise awareness on gender equality.
ü Be part of a program that sees direct measurable results and work daily towards the UN’s Global Goal of Gender Equality.
ü Encourage business skills and income generation ventures at our women’s group.
ü Be a positive role model for children at girls’ and boys’ clubs, encouraging trust and positive relationships through the discussion of topical subjects.
ü Engage with groups of vulnerable teenagers and young adults, delivering skills workshops and support groups that help them deal with early pregnancy and finding a job.
ü Genuinely impact the lives of disadvantaged girls and young women, empowering them to become leaders in their community and advocates for real gender equality.
ü Be a positive role model for children at girls’ and boys’ clubs, encouraging trust and positive relationships through the discussion of topical subjects
ü Immerse yourself in local Tanzanian/Zanzibari and Kenyan cultures.