Active and always wanting to be viable on the ground Yessera continues improvising forward:
- Now finished informal Food Preparation training has been able to empower 3 of its girls to find jobs, with one still looking.
- Just started on-the-job Construction training for 2 girls. Based on lesson learned—first ascertain job availability at worker-needing sites and sectors—the 3 months training will be in “finishing’ aspect of building Construction. Successful completion of Pilot Project would mean increases in number of trainees and Construction aspects.
Yessera-U: Working more and more on becoming an Umbrella organization to empower the empowerers. The idea is for Yessera to become a capacious resource base for members and others to pursue Ethiopia empowering work in areas of their interest, expertise, and already ongoing involvement. It will also reach out widely to become a hub of creative collaboration. The target being a four-corner, sector differentiated, Ethiopian wholistic development.
Needs: Webmasters, social media support, on the ground facilitators, and funding sources.
We are looking forward to helping this group of young ladies to get on the road to self-employment. Wz. Aselef is playing a key role as the trainer. We will post details soon.
YESSERA board member Charles Sutton visited Ethiopia and met with our long-time country coordinator, Mr. Solomon Retta.
YESSERA provides intensive young adult-based community development assistance to marginalized Ethiopians. YESSERA delivers vocational skills training, leadership and character development, and support for microenterprise. Our approach is participant-driven, holistic, and intensive.Read More
After successfully completing 2 years of training of 31 destitute young women, in various fields, from Addis Ababa as its Yessera 2014, and Yessera 2015 project, Yessera is now happily resuming its 4 Corners of Ethiopia.
From the east in Kombolcha, Harar, six women are embarking on the self transforming journey of living, learning, dreaming and excelling together in the new and challenging environment of Addis, with hopes of returning to their community skilled and empowered.
Here is a status update from our work upto 2012. As you can see, our vision of doing something in all corners of Ethiopia has become a reality.View pdf file here.
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After successfully completing 2 years of training of 31 destitute young women from Addis Ababa in Yessera’s 2014 and 2015 project, Yessera is now happily resuming its 4 Corners of Ethiopia vision by going east to the Harar region.Read More
Heart-felt gratitude to those who journeyed this far with Yessera. And joyful welcome to those caring and passionate about the welbeing and development of the youth of our world.Read More
Two YESSERA trainees attending carpentry training had bamboo product making skills. They trained eight other students and together they started selling them in order to make a living.
These are the first trial products of Assosa trainees. One day while I was going home, I saw them selling bamboo products nearby their residence.
People were surprised because it was uncommon selling such products. Because of their professional painting, some asked where are they from?
I was also surprised, even though they produced under my supervision. I bought them raw materials and implements.
Initially only two trainees were skilled in this trade, but they trained the others and now ten of them are capable of producing quality furnitures, products for electric lamps, etc. Abdu and Abdulzararik (capenters) produce wonderful beds, chairs, sofas, doors and all household and other products.
All are very good in drawing, read any plan, calculate bill of quantities. I encourage them to do better by allocating funds for raw materials and study visits. I believe in work discipline. I always use to say “if people are given chances to be trained or educated, they can make a diference in the development of the country.” Thanks to you all we have succeeded.
I hope we will do the same in Bekoji, Assosa, Ebinat, etc with diversity.