This is the vision for E3. It’s not just eking out a living. It’s about changing lives and upending the cycle of poverty that is so hard to break, especially in the large slums where habits and expectations become fixtures for life, holding millions back from the a better life.
With your help, these women will do much more than learn job skills in a vocational training program. They’ll gain the confidence to go out and start their own businesses, or partner up and work together.
Hundreds of women have already taken these courses, but the demand is exploding. Our Facebook posts and comments are being responded to by tens of thousands.
Women want in. They want the opportunities these courses provide.
And right now, we’re only offering these courses in one city in India – near Kolkata. With more help from people like you who want to fight poverty at its roots, we can expand these three powerful vocational training courses to many more cities.
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Though this program is no longer in operation, for several years Remedia used the Empowering Girls charity to teach girls self-confidence through karate. It was a 3-6 month self-defence training class.
The Empowering Girls program also focused on the mind and the workplace. The girls gained job skills ranging from stitching to computers. They also got help with their school work.
Remedia’s E3 Job Growth program now operates 6-month vocational training courses that teach many more skills to women of all ages who want jobs but don’t have the skills.
For the younger girls, Remedia’s Happy Hearts schools help them succeed in school with tutoring, education they can’t get in overcrowded government schools, and healthy meals.
See what Happy Hearts is doing to help kids escape generational poverty.
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