Promoting recycling to empower young women

Are you passionate about gender equality? Do you care about environmental protection? Then you should check out this project description. We are looking for two participants who enjoy working with youth, are creative and talented in making handicrafts. Alternatively, you have a background in business, particularly in marketing. Very good English language skills are also essential.

The Girl Power Foundation (GPFO) is a non-governmental organisation working to empower underprivileged girls and young women and increase their social protection. The GPFO is based in the town of Masaka in the central region of southern Uganda. With three staff members, GPFO provides psychological, social, moral, and economic support to vulnerable adolescent girls affected by poverty and diseases like HIV/AIDS. To contribute to the improvement of the well being, of young mothers in particular, the GPFO provides support for vocational, technical, and higher education. The organisation collaborates with local partners, such as RERSSI, COTFONE, and Slow Food Uganda. One of the GPFO’s projects seeks to recycle used truck tyres into sandals. The project aims to promote creative recycling methods among young people and to provide them with access to financial resources.

As a GLEN participant, you would support the GPFO in promoting sustainable waste management and creative recycling methods among young females. You would assist in engaging girls and young women in converting organic waste into composite manure and in creating irrigation systems out of PET plastic bottles. Moreover, working the young women, you would assist GPFO in producing sandals made out of used truck tyres. Coming up with new designs and developing business and marketing plans for selling the sandals would also be tasks performed by GLEN participants.

The scheduled time for the internship is three months between 1 July 2018 and 30September 2018.

Training and seminars prior to the internship will be held in English.

The GLEN tandem will be comprised of one Czech participant and one German participant.

Program component: GLEN

Language(s): English

Topic / area(s) of interest: Gender Equality; Ecology, Environment and Climate

Vocational field(s): Arts, Culture and Design; Natural Sciences and Environmental Protection; Social Issues; Teaching and Education

Field(s) of study: Arts, Music and Design; Education and Pedagogy; Economics and Business Sciences

Vocational field(s)/field(s) of study: Marketing

Period of the internship: 3 months between 1 July and 30 September 2018

Country: Uganda

Number of Participants: 2

Proposed by: Girl Power Foundation (GPFO)

Classification of the internship in the development fields: Gender Equality (3) Ecology, Environment & Climate (9)

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