From the outset at Project Gateway, emphasis was placed on care projects which provided relief from suffering and immediate, short term assistance. This was in response to the demands of a society ravaged by poverty and disempowerment. Our work has progressed from meeting basic needs (i.e. food, shelter, clothing) to the development and enablement of people to stand on their own.
Within this context, a number of our projects seek to empower and equip people through training and education, support, advice, mentoring and counselling. Currently the following projects are seeking to do this:
- Gateway School of Fashion
- Crafters Training and Mentorship Scheme
- Bakery Project
One of the ways in which we aim to empower people is by training them to run their own businesses which are sustainable. We offer life, job and business skills to empower people, enabling them to become self-sufficient and not reliant on handouts.
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