Empowering young people
I don’t meant to split hairs, but it’s hard to pick whether this gift is impressively tremendous or stupidly stupendous. I mean, this gift helps young people access vital job training and even supports them to start their own businesses – like a hairdressing salon. Amazing! Either way, a really good gift.
How This Helps
Oxfam works with young entrepreneurs to hone their skills, develop business knowledge and build their experience to better engage in the employment sector. This includes a training and internship program, as well as a job placement scheme that ultimately supports them to develop their own businesses, such as hairdressing salons.
“I never thought that I could have my own business. I have a strong personality now. I can make my own decision and have the freedom to do what I want. ... I have realised my abilities and developed myself. Because of this small business I can support my family and help my sister go to university.”
— Hadeel Alserhi, hairdresser and business owner, Occupied Palestinian Territory