Why this Project?
DADREG believes that the only way to reduce poverty is through provision of skills, education and access to financial support. In the absence of this means that people would not only be incapable of competing in the job market with those who have skills and education, but would also not access financial support because they do not have necessary skills to compete favourably in the job market, nor be able to create jobs nor have collateral to access financial services offered by the government and banks. At DADREG, we believe that if women are provided with vocational and entrepreneurship skills, they would be able to get employment or create wealth thus reducing poverty and taking care of their children instead of working or scavenging in the dumpsite. This will help in reducing the number of children working and scavenging in the dumpsite by being in school.
DADREG is focusing increasingly on vocational training and access to employment to get more women into work so that we reduce poverty and unemployment in the slums and people going to work in the dumpsite due to lack of alternative means of livelihood s. It is undisputed that the development of skills through education and training is essential for tackling the problem of unemployment and for achieving sustainable economic growth and development. Women and young people in the slums grew up lacking basic skills making it impossible for them to compete in the job market, thus making them to turn to dumpsite or antisocial activities to earn a living.
The aim of the organisation is to rehabilitate women and children working in the dumpsite and provide them with sustainable livelihood through education, skills and capital enabling them to escape from the poverty. DADREG believes that if poverty is to be reduced among the vulnerable communities, they will need to get education and gain skills and capital made available to them. DADREG understands that without skills, people and especially women will continue going to the dumpsite because they could not compete with others who have finished their education and trainings and have access to capital.