The Government of Canada, through Canada Fund for Local Initiatives, funded YOWLI BURUNDI with an amount of CAD dollar 20,000.00 to conduct a project that aims at equipping 60 rural indigenous young women (Batwa) with comprehensive skills and opportunities enabling them to play a role and account for their stake in the community-level development through activities pertaining to gender empowerment and implementation of the African Union Agenda 2063 as well as the Sustainable Development Goals 2030.
Specific objectives were:
- To conduct a skills building workshop targeting 60 young indigenous women of Murama indigenous site, Zone Gatsinda, Commune Mwumba. Training topics to include (i) current national and international gender laws, (ii) national and international women’s rights including rights to own arable lands, (iii) start-ups and entrepreneurship, and (iv) the role that a young woman can play in the achievement of the sustainable development goals;
- To conduct a skills-building training on both the continental and global agendas and on fundraising for 60 young indigenous women to equip them with comprehensive skills pertaining to the African Union Agenda 2063 and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) agenda and fundraising;
To provide mentorship and coaching on behalf of the beneficiaries in drafting community-level projects in line with the African Union Agenda 2030 and/or the SDGs 2030.