Despite temporary support, female adolescents without education have a hard time not to slip into dependence with often serious consequences.
It has always been part of our strategy to also offer vocational training to girls in particular, in order to make it easier for them to start an independent life. A sewing workshop is an obvious choice because most people in Guinea wear clothes they make themselves.
Girls aged 12 to 17 learn the craft there under the guidance of two experienced seamstresses. Two kindergarten teachers take care of the babies. All the girls are also teached to read and write.
At the end of 2019, the first girls completed their training. We have found them a job and are looking after them.
At the moment, 14 girls are completing their training (as of 2022).
We have also set up a small shop and offer our services to the population at a reasonable price.