OUR LATEST ACTIVITIES
Young people, most of them young mothers, who just finished EBLI's Computer Literacy program, learn how to start their own businesses. Right now, Lucy Metha teaches them how to advertise their businesses, by using several different methods, including the use of social media. After the training, these young people will be able to start their own businesses, as they got essential basic knowledge of accounting, business correspondence, founding procedures etc. We are glad to have the chance to support all these future entrepreneurs!
Young people taking the lead in expressing their opinion on gender based violence during a radio talk show today. EBLI values youth participation in every aspect of project intervention.
English class activities! Led by Maryknoll Lay Missioner Gabrielle Cuda. The students are making “Goal Boards”. They have written down goals they are setting for themselves, their careers, family lives, dreams and futures and are making collages to help give them a visual picture they can look at everyday for a reminder.
This workshop is part of EBLI's Computer Literacy program that brings together more than 100 vulnerable youth including young mothers to chart the way forward as a force for change. Young people as experts of their own situation are engaging in small group discussions in setting goals to achieve their desired future, giving recap of sesseions and take the opportunity to let the past be in the past by symbolically “burning” their shortcomings,burdens, challenges, mistakes of commission or omission. It’s like wiping the windscreen so that the future is clearly seen. The emphasis in this “ritual” is to signify a new beginning, a clear desire to focus on the future, focus on possibilities and opportunity rather than on problems and challenges. It’s a recognition that young people have the inner resources and expertise to choose a future of their desire.
Day three of the Behaviour Change Process consists of helping young people to think about the sources of support that surround them. Very often change of Behaviour creates a vacuum and loneliness for a while. It’s important for young people to talk about who gonna help them when they get stuck. Stage three is also about taking the desired action to bring about change. Ebli firmly believes that young people can transform the society. The future is negotiable!
Thanks to Terre des Hommes Schweiz for making this possibly.