Migrant young women entrepreneurship for social inclusion
“Migrant young women entrepreneurship for social inclusion” promotes entrepreneurship among young African migrant women as a way of facilitating social inclusion.
Young women from the African Diaspora are among the socially marginalized and disadvantaged youth groups in Europe. In order to facilitate more integration and social participation of young women, this project trains participants selected from African Diaspora organizations to exchange good practices related to social entrepreneurship and social inclusion projects as well as issues of gender mainstreaming. Active engagement through civil society organizations is one way of enhancing the social participation, inclusion and integration of young migrant women. Hence, the project will provide incentives for young people to become empowered and strive to look for innovative solutions to some of the social challenges they face in their communities as migrants as well as young women.
In this regard, the main objectives of this project are;
1. To create a space where young women social workers with African heritage can come together and share their experiences about creative and sustainable social-entrepreneurship projects and further develop the skills and competencies needed for such projects.
2. Build network of like-minded young women multipliers with the African background with similar experiences and missions to establish social enterprises that benefit communities.
3. The project further builds the online resource and capacity building portal and promotes the use of the online portal among the target groups and beyond.
The immediate outcome of the project is the training of 30 young social workers from the African Diaspora in skills and competencies needed for gender conscious social projects. Through these multipliers the project will further mainstream gender issues and build the capacity of sending organizations as well as promote the online tools to support women social entrepreneurship.
The Project is co-financed by the ERASMUS Plus program of the European Commission.