Inspiring stories from the field: Skills2Live brings significant change in communities
We are so proud of these inspiring stories of significant change in Cabo Delgado, Mozambique.
During the Skilkls2Live project pilot phase, a total of 138 young people were trained in poultry, carpentry, motor vehicle maintenance, electrical installations and hairdressing. Of these, about 75% (verified) are either employed or running their own businesses getting an average of US$70-130 per month.
The project is continuing in the same area with 146 currently in their second month of training. Of particular interest is the new construction course which is highly on demand because of the massive reconstruction that has started in Palma after the insurgent attacks.
Many companies who have been awarded tenders already have expressed interest to take in our students. Some of these students fled Palma due to the attacks and will be part of rebuilding their community.
Skills2Live is a consortium with Frontline AIDS, International Organization for Migration Mozambique and ideiaLab and funded by Embassy of the Netherlands in Mozambique. Skills2Live is being implemented in Zambia, Zimbabwe and Mozambique.