Project profile — Youth, Our Future

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Youth, Our Future - Overview
Women's Empowerment International Foundation (CA-CRA_ACR-0010011125)
2012-05-09 - 2015-08-31
Country / region • India (100.00%)
Sector • Basic Education
Primary education (11220) (40.00%)
• Secondary Education
Vocational training (11330) (50.00%)
• Basic Health
Health education (12261) (10.00%)
Policy marker • Gender equality (not targeted)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• Participatory development and good governance (not targeted)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (significant objective)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Children's issues (principal objective)
• Youth Issues (principal objective)
• Indigenous Issues (principal objective)
• Disability (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)
Description and results


This project, implemented by Women's Empowerment International Foundation with its Indian partner, aims to provide basic education, vocational training and basic health services to children of both sexes and their families in the state of Maharashtra in India. In particular, the project delivers: teacher training, building and furnishing of two student hostels for each sex, training of 30 village youth of both sexes in early childhood education and primary health care, training and equipping of tribal youth of both sexes and their families for dairy, apiary and garment making small businesses; and the installation of 12 bore wells. Over 500 children and youth benefit directly from this project and the bore wells benefit over 1870 people

Expected results

The expected intermediate outcomes for this project include: increased awareness of gender issues among girls and boys; increased enrolment of children in well-functioning Early Childhood Education programs; increased local employment among women, men and youth in local villages and surrounding tribal communities; increased food and financial security due to vegetable production and floriculture cultivation by women in the community; reduction in water-borne diseases among villagers; increase in the number of community members accessing health/hygiene education and basic health services.

Results achieved

Results achieved as of June 2013 include: (i) providing 329 girls and 323 boys access to grades five to eight; (ii) increasing the percentage of students with a desk in five schools from 15.8% in 2010-2011 to 100% in 2011-2012, school years; (iii) providing 1,570 students (793 girls and 777 boys ) and 45 teachers (23 female and 22 male ) with access to safe latrines; (iv) providing 3,006 people with safe water, which is used for drinking, classroom and latrine sanitation, and school-driven income generating agriculture-based activities such as bee-keeping, fruit trees, livestock; (v) improving grade 8 completion rates went from 53% in 2012 to 83.50% in June 2013; (vi) reducing average drop-out rates from 4.% in 2012 to 0.73% in 2013; and (vii) exceeding the average annual income generation target of $519 in 11 of 21 schools. These results are contributing to improving the quality and efficiency of, and students’ access to, 58 selected primary schools in the Tigray region of northern Ethiopia.



Original budget $0
Planned Disbursement $0
Transaction Date Type Value
31-07-2015 Disbursement $22,883
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Partner website — Women's Empowerment International Foundation
Global Affairs Canada
KFM Intl Dev Partnerships & Operations
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