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Closed Support Filipinos in finding ways out of poverty

A project from Global Micro Initiative e.V.
in Olongapo, Philippines

The training program is specifically designed for poor people. It teaches basic sewing, advanced and industrial sewing skills as well as soft skills. With this program we want to enable people to live a more independent live above the poverty line.

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About this project

Enable men and women from the Philippines to participate in the sewing training program of Project Life Subic!

More about the program:
The industrial sewing training program is specifically designed for poor, unskilled people. Many of the participants haven’t even completed high school and live on less than 2€ per day. Thus, some cannot even afford a meal at lunch. Project Life Subic conducts 6 courses per year, each hosting around 10 participants.

The training program teaches basic sewing, advanced sewing and industrial sewing skills. The students are in class for 6 weeks. Subsequently, they have the opportunity to practice for two more weeks. Whatever they produce during that time, they can keep and either use for themselves or sell it.
Additional to the practical training, soft skills are improved as well: participants learn how to apply/interview for a job at local companies and learn about the importance of punctuality, reliability etc.. Training sessions for starting their own business are available, too.

After Graduation, they have the opportunity to take the National Vocational Training Certification exam (TESDA). This official and widely recognised certificate opens doors to local and international companies.
To read about the people we sponsored so far, click here.

Our goal is to enable people to live a more independent life. Therefore, participants are free to decide what path to take after graduating. Naturally, it is our wish that they put the skills they acquire to use either by applying for a job or by starting their own business. We are more than happy to offer advice along the way.

So far, 75% of the graduates found a job or started their own business within three months after completing the course!

Sponsor a student
The training for one person costs about 100€. This includes all course material, administration, certification and trainers. We forward 100% of all donations collected here directly to the project! Our goal is to finance at least two additional participants for each batch.

Contribute to funding the training for an additional person!
Of course, we will let you know who was able to participate because of your contribution.

Be our project partner and sponsor your own participant: donate 90€ and you fund the apprenticeship for one person, paving the way out of poverty for an entire family!
This means you will receive a personal thank you note from „your“ student (for this, please provide your postal address). Furthermore, we publish the stories of all sponsored students on our website.