we believe that countless youth, particularly women, in rural and slum neighborhoods of urban communities can accomplish their potentials and attain their ambitions when given the opportunity – We help provide hundreds of these opportunities.
Worldwide statistics alarms for knowledge and learning crisis among the more than 250 million of the world’s 650 young people (primary school age) in especially in impoverished communities who fail to complete basic primary and lower secondary education and lack skills (unable to read, write or do basic arithmetic) for employment. Amongst other world regions, the Arab States and Sub-Saharan Africa has the poorest rate of youngsters in school, an indication of increasing numbers of teenagers out of school despite significant progress in enrolling more. These groups are missing out on vital skills needed for future employment, thus an urgent need to empower these missed skills taught at primary and lower secondary school to enable youths to bargain decent works for better future and healthy livelihoods(UN(Associated Press report 2014 and UNESCO Institute of Statistics 2013 report)).
Sub-Saharan Africa alone, contributes over 56 million out of the rising worldwide 250 million individuals under 25-years-old who have not receive an unabridged basic primary school education, which corresponds to one third of the total youth populations in the region. while south and west Asia counts 14.9 millions, the regional numbers for sub-Saharan Africa shows that about 29.8 million kids have not been to primary school, whereas 22 million teenagers are out on secondary school with Nigeria alone accounting for over 10 million out of school kids. Due to continued global economic crisis, youth skills deficit drenches about 250 million children of primary school age who cannot read or write, thus needing alternate paths to obtain basic skills for jobs and sustainable wealth. Millions of young rural and urban poor people especially women orphans, vulnerable kids and school dropout as a results of poverty have not completed primary and lower secondary school, and are not equipped to connect the ambitions of achieving middle income status. They are in desperate need of even the most basic skills and appropriate training they need or in business and marketing to bargain new openings. Thus these are good approaches against this enigmatic economic slump and youth joblessness to protect the livelihoods of these youngsters and reduce the obligation of migrating to cities, where failure to obtain jobs mostly leads to prostitution and arm bandits. In POHOFI, we believe that these countless youth, particular women in rural and slum neighborhoods of urban communities can accomplish their potentials and attain their ambitions when given another chance to enable them learn and gain the basic skills and capacity required to make a living, self-esteem and contribute to sustain their communities. These support enables beneficiaries understand, read, and acquire other skills in relevant vocational trades and disciplines such as traditional apprenticeships, a major type of skills training and formal technical and vocational schooling. Most of the poor and least educated live in rural areas. In Cameroon for instance, young people living in rural areas who have not been to school are by far more likely earning wages of $1/day and are often less than those who have completed basic secondary education.
Our program seeks to raise and expend funds to most appropriately address the skills training and capacity building in disadvantaged youth in resource-poor countries worldwide starting one country at a time.
POHOFI hope to carefully allocate aid that could help post primary-and-secondary education in developing countries. For example the costs to sponsor one Cameroonian student on scholarship study in the UK, Sweden or the USA, 28 university student or 63 youths or 55 school dropouts could have access to university, secondary or vocational skills training education respectively in Cameroon.
There is a dire need for fundraising to encourage such skills acquisition and to scale up alternative training paths. At POHOFI, we:
In Cameroon, our partners are aiding in identifying and placing groups of dropout girls and youth into apprenticeship in their partner training centers as well as placing young girls and boys into economic empowerment initiatives with seed funding’s and skills training such as sewing, hairdressing, carpentry, mechanic, woodwork and carpentry and welding to empower them and trade in different areas in Cameroon. We would be more elated if you can support our General or Women Economic Empowerment Fund so that we can empower our partners in underserved communities to touch lives and give hope.