Rockflower is pleased to announce a new partnership with Rainbow House of Hope, a community-based organization providing life skills to underprivileged children and youths in Kampala, Uganda.
We are happy to welcome a new member, Mary Arkins, senior at Portsmouth High School in Delware, who has committed to completing a Senior Project working with Rockflower partner, The African Youth Alliance.
Rockflower is pleased to announce a new partnership with African Youth Alliance, a grass-root, community-based organization addressing issues related to women, youths and children, especially those in remote communities.
On July 6th, Community Services Pakistan began a three month training of 25 young women in the art of Kashmiri Pehran. The objectives of the Pehran Project are to establish a women's handmade Gurase Valley brand to increase the visibility and value of female hand-made products and to increase the skills and opportunities for the young women, many of whom have only a primary level education.
Hope for Rural Women in Kasese Uganda, recently completed training for 50 women in the Community Knowledge Transfer of Micro Garden Technology and Mushroom Growing for Food Security and Livelihood Improvement Project.
The Society for Participatory Research and Integrated Training began implementing the women's empowerment project among the single women headed families in Manamelkudi block in the month of March 2017. Starting with 25 women in Palkudi village, the objectives of the project were to create a platform for economic empowerment, to increase self confidence and self dependency and to provide viable credit assistance to create employment opportunities.
Rockflower has partnered with Casa Congo and the Tejedoras to develop a pilot project to kickstart a Women's Collective which will allow these women an opportunity to further expand upon their business ideas with access to credit. The first phase of the pilot project began in late July with an early stage investment into a juice and smoothie bar. The Tejedoras will be trained in all aspects of juice, smoothie and ice-cream production and will be responsible for the day to day running and management of the venture.
Youth Bridge Liberia launched the YEE initiative to provide economic empowerment opportunities for 75 vulnerable girls through income generation and job creation activities.
Bringing much needed training and economic opportunities to women living in rural Afghanistan was made possible through a fundraising campaign supported by Rockflower and The Community Service Program, a multi-disciplinary non-governmental organization working to generate and revitalize Kashmir's rural economy.
As part of the "Giving Girls and Women Marketable Skills for Livelihoods" partner project, Rockflower and Ugandan Women Advocacy and Development Services completed a campaign to fund vocational training and economic opportunities for 20 young women in Mbale, Eastern Uganda.
In February of this year, Rockflower funded a pilot project to support the economic empowerment of deserted women living in coastal villages in India's southern state of Tamil Nadu. The fundraising campaign was part of Rockflower's partnership with the Society for Participatory Research and Integrated Training (SPRIT), which focuses on creating sustainable economic development for female headed families after the loss of a spouse or desertion.
As part of the "Empowering Women and Girls to Overcome Injustice and Poverty" partner project, Rockflower and Hope for the Future Organization completed a campaign to fund vocational training and economic opportunities for 100 young women in Namasuba Village, Wakiso District of Uganda in East Africa.
Early in the New Year, we completed a campaign to fund training of women in Kenya, through Rockflower partner, Cherehani Africa. Subsequently, Robert Mboya, Cherehani's COO & Co-Founder, sent a few pictures of the young women who, as a result of our fundraiser, are receiving training in the tailoring trade.
Rockflower is delighted to welcome Sol Rodriguez and Luca Marsaglia to the Rockflower Youth Advisory Board.
The Ugandan Women Advocacy and Development Services (UWADS) is a community based organization working in Mbale district, Eastern Uganda. It’s vision is to work towards a community where there is justice, fairness, care and love for the needy and equality for all of humanity irrespective of religion, sex, physical ability and political inclinations.
Rockflower is pleased to announce the addition of Hannah Delany to the Youth Advisory Board.
Building on the crowdfunding initiative by the Rockflower Youth Advisory Board to promote and integrate themselves into the principles and funding potential of all Rockflower partners and projects, Youth Advisors Francesca Ward and Connor West have successfully completed a fundraiser for the Coastal Villages Project in Tamil Nadu, India.