SUPPORT TO FEMALE ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Since September 2003 after successfully implemented project in partnership with the Tuzla Municipality, we realize a project of „Out-institutional education and qualification with the aim of social entrepreneurship development“. Long term project goal is to secure self-sustainability and empower self-employment. In February 2008, HA “Prijateljice” won two awards from the Austrian Erste Foundation for this project. We won a financial award for the 4th place (out of 402 received applications from NGO-s across South East Europe), and a Recognition Award as the best social practitioner.

OUR GOALS:

–          Provide opportunities for gaining additional useful knowledge and skills, that may help them to launch own business or find a new job

–          Help unemployed women in the Tuzla Canton to get employed on jobs of maintaining and cleaning private and business premises

ACTIVITIES:

  1. Continuous gain of sewing and cutting skills, gaining creative techniques (silk and glass painting, post cards, jewelry and decoration production, etc.) Since 1995 a professional tailor has run sewing courses for beginners and advancers. Hundreds of attendants successfully completed the course and today they live of their own work.

In creative workshops, attendants gain skills of making post cards, painting silk scarfs and glass, making jewelry, souvenirs and so on. By selling them during different events, holidays and actions they succeed to make a symbolic income out of it.

New activity is organization and implementation of workshops for production of practical gifts (dippers cakes, chocolate bouquets, etc.)

  1. Continuous representation on job market, employment of women on jobs of cleaning and maintenance of private and business premises.