The basic concept is as follows: as many family breadwinners, throughout Africa, have been stricken down and died as the result of the AIDS tragedy, there is a growing need to train and equip these young people, left on their own, as they become breadwinners for their families.
Thus, the provision of technical skills such as bicycle repairs, for example, can make the difference between serious income short-fall for a family hit by aids and the family being able to see their daily survival-needs met.
Thus the thought: could land-based partners in the countries of Africa and elsewhere significantly contribute towards providing such initial and primary technical know-how? Partnership could also be explored with organizations in the United Kingdom, Europe and North America who provide sets of tools in several areas of expertise such as electrical, carpentry, vehicle mechanics, shoe repairs etc. Not only would the participants be able to contribute technical knowledge and initial skills but also donate tools for the trainees to use. Thus contributing to the launch of sustainable income-generating projects.
It would be important to link closely with local organizations and community leaders to see that there is a secure sustainable strategy in place. This could also mean that some simple technical books could be made available as a gift or at significant discount.
I am sure that there could be the possibility of locating funding for such projects both locally and internationally.
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