We are passionate about children in rural communities and the challenges they go through. At The Pen World, education is at the heart of everything we do. We strongly believe that academic skill alone is not enough to prepare children in these marginalized communities to face the challenges of the 21st century.
In essence of this, we harmonize our academic skills development with entrepreneurial education and vocational skills training. These combinations have boosted the confidence of our children, improved their communication skills, enhanced their social interaction, and offered them the opportunity to earn money to support their education whiles learning to acquire a new set of skills.
This achievement couldn’t have been possible without the financial support from The Pollination Project. Their kind gestures made us to empower fifty-five youths in Afife with entrepreneurship education and skills training in bead making. The products produced from this skills training are bracelets, chokers, slippers, necklaces, key holders, purse, bow tie and bag. These items from the trainees have generated about US$ 1000.00.
We must admit that it wasn’t easy securing funding for this project. However, The Pollination Project has come to our timely aid because they sincerely believe in our project idea. We are most grateful for this partnership, and hope to keep it alive.