In January 2018 Rockflower invested in a partnership with the Youth African Alliance in West Cameroon. The project was specifically designed to provide basic literacy and social entrepreneurship skills to highly marginalized young women with the outcome being potential for employment and improved quality of life. 70 women and girls are participating in three separate groups.
The groups meet twice a month and provide safe discussion spaces for the young women to improve their skills through peer mentoring.
These new skills include soap and body lotion production, arts and crafts, baking and the production of reusable sanitary pads. The girls have also been learning basic accounting and computer literacy which can be used for social entrepreneurship and school.
The overall dialogue has contributed to a sense of empowerment for the young women in being free to express challenges and offer solutions.
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