Community Service

We involve the parents/guardians of our beneficiaries in sustainable social enterprises with the goal that in a maximum of 5 years, they are empowered to take responsibility for their children. We have led parents to form independent Village Savings and Loans Associations and cooperatives of micro-enterprises.

Women of the SCEF Micro Enterprises in front of the learing hub

SCEF’s Village Saving and Loans Associations and Micro-Enterprise Cooperatives provide the basic knowledge and opportunities for the parents and guardians of rescued street/vulnerable children to get their own children off the streets and into school in a sustainable way. This includes being 100% responsible for their child’s education. In the program, we build an understanding of the rights of children to education. Our goal is to successfully exit rescued street children after 5 years of being on our support. Their empowered parents and guardians take on from there. Parents and guardians learn how to run their own businesses and get to participate in business opportunities. SCEF is empowering them to take up their natural roles of providing for their children’s education in the long term, by teaching them practices like:

 

We achieve the above objectives, through the following specific programs:

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The Yehowa Da Bakery Cooperative is an independent group led by 6 executive members who were elected by the entire 16 membership of the cooperative to undergo both practical and business training to begin a bread bakery business. The selected team were taken through over 16 weeks of both business and practical training and have begun a profitable bread business and brand.March scef 014

 

 

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