Income Generation for Martyr Families

Date

2020/03/07

Progress

Done

Income Generation for Martyr Families

The project is to open a three-month course for 100 female and male youth (2 months English and 1 month computer) in Erbil. The beneficiaries will be mainly from Erbil center but also the surrounding townships and villages. The 100 course participants will be divided into 5 groups (20 persons per group). Transportation fees will be provided to the participants, which might vary according to distance of beneficiary’s place of living from the training center. At the end of the course, top three participants per group (15 participants in total), who will be selected based on a final exam by the trainers, will be offered internship for one month and accordingly provided with USD 150 each.   

Furthermore, opening sewing courses for 30 Women (15 women per group) for two months in Soran and Harir districts respectively. Transportation fees will be provided to the participants, which might vary according to distance of beneficiary’s place of living from the training center. At the end of the course, each woman participant will receive a sewing machine and a grant of USD 150 to purchase some necessary tools and materials to start up a small-scale, mainly home-based, business.

Previously, Rwanga Foundation, funded by Marathon Oil Corporation, completed a project of cash assistance distribution to families of the martyred peshmergas and security forces who were killed in the war against ISIS. The Marathon Oil and Rwanga Foundation has agreed to use the remained funds to conduct income-generating project for the martyrs’ family members - mainly the youths and women - to support them to find jobs and become financially independent.