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Women’s empowerment in The Gambia

Women’s empowerment in The Gambia

I spent a couple of weeks with Fatou and the No Woman Left Behind team in March Fatou and the team are steadily building their business – they have enough income to pay for a full time cook in the kitchen – a cleaner and a shop assistant – 3 incomes for NWLB members! They are also paying for all their utilities! The kitchen is smart, clean and professional and complies with local health and safety regulations Cook Rose working…

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Sallie volunteers for three weeks with our adult education and women’s empowerment programmes

Sallie volunteers for three weeks with our adult education and women’s empowerment programmes

I love my volunteer work for people and places – it is so rewarding to see the progress the programmes we work with make through working with our volunteers. BUT I love to volunteer directly with the projects too – time constraints mean I can’t do it as often as I’d wish but I managed to find three weeks earlier this year to work with the adult education and women’s empowerment projects we work with in The Gambia. My skills…

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Treak’s social enterprise growing in leaps and bounds with the help of volunteers

Treak’s social enterprise growing in leaps and bounds with the help of volunteers

An update from Sallie. When I was in Cambodia in November I reported on the launch of a new social enterprise to support Treak community. Wow what Salin has achieved in just 6 months! Volunteers have helped her with product design, website design, costings and marketing. Treak Creations now has a website – and is selling in Cambodia to locals and travellers. My favourite item is the school uniform – for just $15 we can buy a school uniform for…

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Women’s empowerment volunteer programme off to a great start

Women’s empowerment volunteer programme off to a great start

Earlier this year I wrote about the women’s empowerment programme we are working with in The Gambia Click on the image above to read my previous post The association has come so far in the last 6 months – here’s an update And hot off the press and very exciting – funding for the second year of the course to cover simple business skills is now guaranteed for 2023 (the funders withdrew this money in 2022 due to budget cuts)…

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“We want to stop the exploitation of other women and girls”

“We want to stop the exploitation of other women and girls”

Can you help mentor a self-help women’s group? We are looking for volunteers who can work with previously exploited young women. Resilience – confidence – assertiveness – mindfulness – creative and critical thinking- decision making and problem solving – these life skills are just as important as hard business skills. No Woman Left Behind (NWLB) grew out of a cookery training course run by our partners ITTOG – started to support previously exploited young women in the Gambia – they…

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Women’s Empowerment and Adult Education in The Gambia

Women’s Empowerment and Adult Education in The Gambia

I have just returned from three weeks in The Gambia…to catch up on the adult education and business projects we support and to learn more about the new women’s empowerment programme we are working with – No Woman Left Behind. I’m not going to write about how tough it’s been in the past couple of years in The Gambia – that’s true for most of us and certainly everywhere we work. Nor am I going to write much about the…

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It’s International Women’s Day every day at people and places!

It’s International Women’s Day every day at people and places!

We are blessed to work with some amazing women – role models and leaders – in Morocco, South Africa ,Cambodia and The Gambia. International Women’s Day was last week – but we don’t apologise for being late! – because every day is women’s day here at people and places In this post we have chosen to focus on a programme we work with in The Gambia – but wherever you choose to volunteer with us – be assured the projects…

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We need your skills to empower vulnerable women – skills you may not even realise you have!

We need your skills to empower vulnerable women – skills you may not even realise you have!

We have an urgent need for skills that will support this programme that aims to give vulnerable women practical and business skills. But when we say business skills we are not talking about the ability to run a multinational – we are not just talking professional qualifications – we are looking for volunteers who can help prepare young vulnerable women for work – either in employment or running their own micro enterprise. Young women who will be so much less…

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