Batonga aims to harness the economic potential of the most marginalized female youth, and equipping adolescent girls with skills to transform their economic potential into economic power. The mission is to equip girls with the knowledge and skills they need to become agents of change in their communities and in their own lives. Batonga strives to go “beyond the paved road,” and target those girls who are “invisible” or typically left out of traditional education and development initiatives.
Ensuring access for girls and women
MUVA’titude project focuses on the core problem that young women in Mozambique often lack the self-confidence they need to complete technical training and find a job. Skills training and placement programs currently address the hard skills and knowledge that young women need for work, without taking into account the internal power that young women need to pursue decent work and be successful at it.
In Cameroon, 70% of population is under 30 and young people account for more than 2/3 of the population but almost 60% of all unemployed. The potential is however enormous, young people are motivated but without fields of action.
Our commitment is to guide these young people and women on the way of digital entrepreneurship, because digital and new technologies have endless opportunities for decent and sustainable jobs, but above all the possibility for these young people and women to use technology to innovate and build business to creatively solve social problems.