Investing in the potentials of Congolese women & youth to promote nonviolence & nondiscrimination
Annual Goal: $27,600.00
Year to Date Gifts: $100.00
Describe the need affecting community
Limited nonviolence education: most of young Congolese have limited knowledge about how they can use their juvenile energy positively in order to promote a culture of peace and nonviolence and to actively participate in the society as true citizens. This limitation contributes a lot to the young people’s use of violent approaches to express their discontentment, fear, frustration, and stress. Youth unemployment: this has led to a lack of employment opportunities for numerous young people which make them susceptible to various manipulations in the society that gives them no other choice than to engage in violence and makes them less able to promote peace. Limited knowledge of women about certain tools that can enable them to promote their rights and to fight against all forms of discrimination and inequality in the society.
How will this Advance project help to address the need?
By empowering young people and women through education and engagement. By providing a space where these young people can collaborate among themselves as well as women in order for them to take the lead in the creation of a culture of peace and nonviolence in our society. By voicing out oppression and manipulation that young people and women are subject to. And this through various and specific awareness campaigns. By providing a resource center where these young people and women can have access to educational resources on nonviolence and women rights.
Describe the primary goal of the project
To create a culture of peace and nonviolence by investing in young people and women capacities and potentials through education and engagement in order for them to play an important role in the promotion of nonviolence, nondiscrimination and substantial equality.
Describe the change you would like to see in the community as a result of this Advance project
1. Through monthly evaluations to ensure that the project keep to the set timeline. 2. Checking with the beneficiaries if the project has impacted them positively and allow them to play an important role in their respective communities. This will be through monthly or quartely evaluations. 3. Comparing the current actual expenses to what was budgeted in order to be able to notice any variances and make sure that our spending is not out of control. 4. The number of various activities or projects created by the trained women and young people to transfer their knowledge to their colleagues.