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This project will provide vocational training such as sewing, cooking and basic literacy to the grassroots women and girls who have had nil to minimal education.

SI Port Moresby nominated the 4E's Scholarship Program (Educate, Empower, Equality & Equity)

Awarded AUD 5,000
November 2021

This program aims to provide access to education and training for grassroots women and girls in local communities, to improve their literacy and vocational skills to enable them to become financially independent.  This will in turn allow them to improve their livelihood, giving them the confidence to make informed life choices.

In Papua New Guinea, 2 out of 3 women and girls experience domestic and sexual abuse every day. The 4E’s program aims to enable the women and girls who are affected by domestic and sexual violence to break the cycle and create lives for themselves and their families.

With the COVID19 pandemic and many people losing their jobs and being displaced, women have resorted to starting a small business with their savings to keep them and their families going. With the support of a local women’s bank, training will be given to women and girls in financial and basic budgeting training to help them better invest their funds.

The training programs will help them to create financial independence by arming them with knowledge and skills that will enable them to create informal employment or small business ventures for themselves ie by cooking and selling the products to earn money to sustain themselves and their families on a day to day basis. These programs will give confidence to these women to better prepare themselves for opportunities in the formal job market.

The project aims to help over 100 women and 200-300 children.

Please view this video where a young teacher who was a recipient of the award speak of the benefits HERE 

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