Aurora Foundation recently received funding from the Foreign Ministry of Iceland to start a new project named Empowerment of youth with training in information and computer technology and business management. But the Ministry provides grants to non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and enterprises that work in development in the middle- and low-income countries. As per the Ministry’s mandate, their support of NGOs and enterprises working in development is to decrease poverty levels, react to emergency situations, and support sustainable economic development and employment enhancement.
Aurora will use the grant by continuing to hold courses and training with this new project which aims to empower young people in a sustainable way. The project will consist of different training, ranging from one-day to multiple weeks, all with a clear focus on job creation and skill enhancement of youth across Sierra Leone. The training subjects were identified through a needs assessment, which clearly showed a need for young people to enhance their skillset that is needed in the 21st century, consisting of, amongst other skills, information, media, and technology skills. We at Aurora are excited to take on this new project and develop further the training and courses we have been doing and empower young people.