Education relies on stable income.
There are numerous reasons why children in places like Andong don't go to or stay in school. Lack of family income is a major one.
Which is why in 2016, we opened the first and only skilled employment opportunity inside the Andong Community. We employed and trained six local mothers, enabling them to earn a living for their families while their children attended school.
Due to Covid, we had to close our sewing centre. We donated all machines and materials to our mothers and are delighted to advise that they now run the sewing centre independently as their own local business, making it fully sustainable.
With support from international donors, we now focus on providing vocational training opportunities and supporting micro-businesses with start-up loans. We've helped numerous new micro-entrepreneurs start their own businesses, from providing fishing nets to establishing a mechanic business. We continue to source vocational training opportunities for parents and youths in the community who show dedication and commitment to improving their lives and supporting their families.
We're constantly on the look out for new business partners, so please let us know if there's an opportunity to work together.