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Skillshare International Ireland is an international development organisation based in Dublin. We work with locally-based partner organisations in Southern Africa to enable them to achieve social change in their own communities. One of the ways we work is through the placement of international volunteers with our partners. For more information about Skillshare International Ireland and our programme, click here.
Skillshare International is now part of the International Citizen Service volunteering programme - click here to find out more!
Past Achievements for Skillshare International Ireland
The successful completion of 4 programmes across southern Africa
- A regional HIV and AIDS programme working with four national networks of people living with HIV and AIDS in Botswana, Lesotho, Mozambique and Swaziland.
- A gender based violence programme working with Gender Based Violence survivors and the legal framework in Swaziland.
- A human rights project working to monitor and promote public education on human rights in Botswana.
- A livelihood programme working with the small scale fisheries sub sector in Mozambique.
Upcoming Plans for 2012-2014
Following a successful completion of a pilot phase on working with artisanal fisheries a second phase of our programme Strengthening the Voice of Women in the Artisanal Fisheries Sector has been launched as part of Skillshare International's Sustainable Livelihoods programme. The project is implemented in Niassa province of Mozambique.
Some of our key targets will be to:
- Conduct a training for 40 women and 20 men on conflict sensitivity and natural resource management amongst the artisanal fishers
- Develop 1000 copies of targeted information, education and communication on women and artisanal fishing including women's rights and gender based trafficking
- Provide credit to 40 women in artisanal fishers to purchase and own boats and nets for increased asset base
- Train 100 women artisanal fishers on assets and financial management
- Facilitate adult basic education and life skills courses for 70 female, 50 youth and 50 male artisanal fisheries association members
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