Women for Women Education Fund

This fund will allow us to invest in the training and further education of women, ensuring a better future for themselves and their children.

Women for Women Community May 25, 2020 at 12:48 pm
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Project Description

This fund will allow us to invest in the training and further education of women, ensuring a better future for themselves and their children – we invest in women short-term, so they may improve their long-term prospects. Education and training means getting better jobs to support themselves and their family. It means starting over after being in an abusive relationship. A study by the International Center for Research on Women confirms “women are more likely to control their own destinies and effect change in their own communities when they have higher levels of education”.

We really believe that education and getting a degree, a profession or skill is the way out of poverty and an essential step to a better quality of life. This is especially so for victims of domestic violence, who might have had children very young and never had the opportunity or support to invest in their own personal development.

Through collaboration with social workers and other organisations along the years, we have supported a number of women to further their education. We have paid for short courses, bought laptops, books, printers and supported women to reach their full potential and gain financial independence.

With this in mind and especially now after Covid-19 we are expecting a rise in unemployment or the need to reskill and retrain. We therefore have set up the Women for Women Education Support Fund. Your donations will enable and empower women to support themselves and be an example to their children.

“Through my education, I didn’t just develop skills, I didn’t just develop the ability to learn, but I developed confidence.” – Michelle Obama