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Vocational sewing training for victims of sexual violence

Harvest Hope Africa Ltd

Supported beneficiary groups within Women & Girls
Age Demographic
Youth - 15 to under 25
Project Focus
Project Area
International
Rural/Regional

Project Description

Harvest Hope Africa provides transformational, wholistic support for young victims of sexual violence in Goma, the Democratic Republic of Congo, inviting teenagers of sexual violence to participate in an 18 month sewing and business training course. The course upskills them to provide for their young families through their own sewing business.

Students are equipped with sewing and business training, empowering them with skills, self-worth and independence to create a better future for themselves and their young families.

The project has 7 programs within it to provide wrap around support for 50 vulnerable teenage girls:
1. Sewing and business training
2. Psychology support
3. Food program
4. Graduation sewing machine kit to start their own business
5. Cooperative membership after graduation to run their business
6. Further education
7. Medical relief

Harvest Hope Africa works to bring hope and restoration by equipping, transforming and empowering impoverished and vulnerable people and communities in the Democratic Republic of Congo, building capacity through educating and training. Sexual violence is a significant problem in Eastern Congo, a country identified by the UN as the rape capital of the world. Harvest Hope Africa works to provide training and a safer and positive future for these victims. Included in the sewing training is food and psychology programs, where students’ and their babies basic food requirements are met and mental health.

Expected Outcomes

The sewing and business course provides the skill development necessary for students to begin their own sewing business and provide for their family. The food, psychology and medical programs provide the physical, health and emotional support needed to recover from their trauma, and develop as capable, equipped, empowered people. The co-operative is a supportive environment for graduating students to build their business. These outcomes are measured through:
1) Professional observation and assessment from trainers
2) Student participation in mid and final exams
3) Participation in pre, mid and post study student interviews of knowledge and skills developed
4) Formal feedback from trainers and program manager
5) Increased personal funds to pay for personal expenses
6) Self-reflection in consultation with psychologist
7) Increased self-esteem and ability to serve customers

Project Data & Lessons

The project manager on the ground in Africa of our partnered local organisation, works in consultation with our projects director in Africa and CEO to report on implementation, progress, challenges, finance records and impact of the programs.

Funders of this program will have the opportunity to connect directly with our CEO and COO on project progress and impact. This will be in the form of written and verbal feedback including photos, videos, specific impact stories and calculated impact according to their donation, making it clear to donors how their gift has helped build hope and restoration in vulnerable young women.

Project Dates

Update
This is an ongoing program we run, lasting 18 months with a lap over of 6 months for incoming students.

Funding Details

$35,000
Funding Needed
$35,000
Current Funding
$70,000
Total Project Costs
0
Approved Tax Deductability Status
Approved Tax Concession Charity
Other Funding Sources
Individual donors and for purpose business sponsors
Other Support Opportunities
In-kind contributions, Pro bono services

Organisation Details

Harvest Hope Africa Ltd
ABN: 74 633 239 031

Contact

About Harvest Hope Africa Ltd

Harvest Hope Africa works to bring hope and restoration by equipping, transforming and empowering impoverished and vulnerable people and communities in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Tanzania. We build capacity through educating and training.

In Goma, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Harvest Hope Africa invites teenagers of sexual violence to participate in an 18 month sewing and business training course. The course upskills them to provide for their young families through their own sewing business. Graduating students are gifted a sewing machine kit and invited to join a cooperative to run their business, providing a better future for their families. Sexual violence is a significant problem in Eastern Congo, a country identified by the UN as the rape capital of the world. Harvest Hope Africa works to provide training and a safer and positive future for these victims. Included in the sewing training is food and psychology programs, where students’ and their babies basic food requirements are met and mental health and recovery process is supported.

In Tanzania, Harvest Hope Africa supports a primary school and training centre for women in remote Masailand. Poverty and lack of education is a significant problem in this area. We work to equip and transform lives of women and children there.

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