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Sep 19 19

Nutrition and cooking workshops

With the help of our EUAV nutritionist Hanna, WEFOCO has been delivering a series of nutrition and cooking workshops to local communities. In these sessions, we explore the nutritional value of different types of food and we promote the importance of having variety and balance in diet. From guacamole to banana pancakes, community members have learned new recipes to diversify their meals and eat healthy.

Sep 10 19

EU Aid Volunteer Induction

Welcome briefing to the new EU aid volunteers conducted by WEFOCO organisation.

2 experts in gender and 1 occupational therapist are now available at our locality for 6 months.

Sep 10 19

Give opportunity to young mothers!

We have just launched our campaign ‘Give opportunity to young mothers!’.

Some girls between 12 and 18 years old have been denied access to education and have dropped out school as they became mothers.

Their families see them as hopeless, as a burden. WEFOCO sees these children as our future.

This is why we are campaigning for giving them another chance. We aim to raise awareness about early pregnancy, its consequences and how the community can take action. These young mothers need support: give them another opportunity!

Jun 3 19

Karibu Shianda!

We are happy to announce that we have received two new EU Aid Volunteers! Julie will be our new Education Officer and Ester will work as a Community-Based Officer. Last week, they had the arrival training. Now, it’s time for the observations and soon they will be ready to work with our local groups and institutions.

Welcome to Shianda! We hope you enjoy your stay with us!!!

May 15 19

TEN NEW GRADUATE ENTREPRENEURS IN SHIANDA

On 26th April, WEFOCO celebrated the graduation of the Entrepreneurship Training provided by UWEZO, Accelerated and Tech HUB, at Rise and Shine Special School. Supported by SudHAV 2 project, under the EU Aid Volunteers initiative, this intensive course lasted three months and allowed ten members of community groups and WEFOCO collaborators to build their capacities in the field of entrepreneurship. After those weeks of hard work, the participants finally got their diplomas. But, as it was said on the session, a diploma is just a paper. What makes the difference is the knowledge they have acquired and the impact they can have on the society if they keep developing their projects.

It was a festive session in which the students shared their experience and an example of their work. Besides, the CEO from UWEZO, as well as WEFOCO director and MONDO representants (both partner organizations of SuD HAV 2 project) gave inspirational speeches for the students. They all agree that now they have the responsibility for echoing the knowledge they have and share it with the community.

Congratulations to all graduates!! We wish you all the best in your entrepreneurial activities!!!