Nation thrives when people have equitable economic opportunities, fair distribution of economic resources irrespective of caste and gender. DevCon’s EE approach reflects that Building economically a viable society, economic empowerment of women, youth and adolescents is vital to ensure their mainstreaming in development process through skill enhancement, entrepreneurship, vocational education and social organization. DevCon designs sustainable economic empowerment interventions with strategic focus on women, youth and adolescent empowerment for larger good of society.
Key Features and Achievement:
In Jacobabad and Sanghar districts under integrated child rights program DevCon supported families of working children in following areas:
Improved vocational skills of 4019 adolescent girls and women and enhanced the quality of their saleable handicrafts.
Imparted vocational skills to 2082 adolescent boys in order to improve their skills to ensure their of employment/internships in market.
Enterprise Development trainings imparted to 2,957 working children families to initiate and grow small businesses.
Extended business grants (enterprise support) to 950 working children families to establish off-farm businesses.
ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT PROJECTS
Global Hand Washing Day Celebration
Global Hand washing day is a way to support a global and local culture of hand washing with soap and raise awareness about the benefits of hand washing with soap. Since 2010, Global Hand washing Day has been celebrated annually on October 15 by DevCon to promote healthy practice in school aged children (School going and out of School), teachers and families.
Washing Save Lives
Millions of children under the age of 5 years die from diarrheal diseases and pneumonia, the top two killers of young children around the world.
Hand washing is not only simple and inexpensive, but remarkably, hand washing with soap can dramatically cut the number of young children who get sick.
Hand washing with soap could prevent about 1 out of every 3 episodes of diarrheal illnesses and almost 1 out of 6 episodes of respiratory infection like pneumonia.