In 2021-2022 and 2022-2023, the Foundation supports the BLOOM project of Empow'Her. This project aims to meet the training needs of women in vulnerable situations in the Centre-Ouest and Hauts Bassins regions of Burkina Faso through apprenticeship sessions in craft trades in promising and sustainable sectors. The project proposes to women a sustainable response for their empowerment through an adapted path of professional integration or via technical and entrepreneurial training.
Specifically, the project aims to:
- Enable vulnerable women to acquire the technical and professional knowledge to enter promising sectors of activity in rural areas;
- Accompany women in their process of economic autonomy through professional insertion or through the development of an income generating activity according to their wish;
- Raise awairness and familiarize the stakeholders (master craftsmen and training institutes) as well as the beneficiaries to the stakes of sustainable development, respect of the environment and gender.
Within the framework of this project, Empow'Her wishes to collaborate with master craftsmen and vocational training institutes in the target areas in order to offer women between 18 and 35 years old training focused on practical learning. It also intends to offer the beneficiaries close and customized support through coaching, counseling and networking with potential employers, inspiring women or with financing institutions in order to strengthen their capacity to obtain a job or their entrepreneurial capacity.
In order to address the migration crisis facing Burkina Faso, the project provides training and support to 30 internally displaced women, representing 15% of the beneficiaries.