Civic Initiatives have started implementing a project for enabling marginalized young women from in Sandzak and South of Serbia to get education in IT. Obtained skills will empower these woman to get employment, start their own businesses and set an example that women can be leaders in communities. Under the Youth Build IT project, 30 young women are currently going through comprehensive education program in IT and Web Design (160 lessons). In addition, they will attend training (40 lessons) for personal skills development related to job seeking, start up business and capacity building. Advanced lessons will enable them to complete their studies and allow them to independently provide for themselves and their families and improve their quality of life.
In the multiethnic and underdeveloped communities of Sandzak and South Serbia, women have traditional role of housewifes and less chances to be educated, employed and involved in community affairs. A turbulent history of conflicts together with economic backwardness results in continual ethnic tensions, high unemployment rate and poverty which further excludes women. Through this project, Civic Initiatives believes that they will set an example for other girls that change is possible and encourage them to be more engaged in claiming their rights to work, be active members in the communities and promote values of inter-ethnic cooperation, understanding and community building activities.
In order to work independently, use global freelance platforms and act upon needs on the fast growing industry market, Civic Initiatives need extra support and invite you to financially support education of these young women. Please follow this link to help them achieve their goals.