Strengthening English language teaching skills of pre-school teachers
Project Partner: Lanka Mahila Samiti
300 pre-school English language teachers in the rural areas of six districts of Sri Lanka underwent training in new teaching methods. The beneficiaries reported that they are more confident in class, and feel supported in their progress by the instructional manuals which were created during the workshops.
Nutritional health security through home gardens for Dalit women
Project Partner: Deepam Trust
250 women from 25 villages constructed small vegetable gardens in the backyards of their homes and received seed kits and seedlings to ensure the diversity of their produce. As a result, 89% of the families increased consumption of fresh home garden products. 600 women from village self-help groups attended awareness sessions on safe cooking and food preservation methods.
Agricultural training and production inputs for improved food security
Project Partner: WEEDO
100 marginalised and impoverished families were trained in cost-effective and environmentally-friendly organic techniques to grow their produce. They now prioritise the use of high-quality seeds, organic manure, and herbal pesticides. 75% are now able to produce enough vegetables to satisfy domestic needs and generate income through sales of the surplus.
Women's Economic Empowerment
Project Partner: Sain Tus Center
Two groups of 20 low-income women were enrolled in small business management and basic financial literacy workshops. One group focused on boot making, the other, felt product making. Both received initial capital investment to purchase machines and raw materials and the implementing organisation supported them in finding a market for their products. Their income more than doubled and 50% of the profit was reinvested in the initiatives.
Improved Water Security for the Girl Child
Project Partner: Foundation for Uganda women Development
A 13,000-litre rainwater harvesting tank was constructed at Namunsi Primary School, located near Mbale, Uganda. The school has 451 students who have all undergone hygiene training and the implementing organisation worked with students’ parents and guardians to establish a committee responsible for the maintenance of the tank.
Sexual and Reproductive Health Education
Project Partner: People’s Association for Community Health Education
PACHE Trust involved around 2,500 direct beneficiaries from different demographics in sexual and reproductive health awareness workshops. Focusing primarily on adolescent girls and women, but also engaging groups of adolescent boys, government officials, and spiritual leaders, they encouraged community-wide debate on issues pertaining to the prevalence of STIs, gender-based discrimination, and sexual violence.
ACWW's Projects Committee meets twice a year to discuss shortlisted applications and decide which should be approved for funding.
On this page you will find more information on newly approved project proposals funded under the WE Fund. This is made possible with generous donations from our members worldwide.