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Karibu Sana: The Tanzanian E-Motive Experience

From the exchange visit to Tanzania I learned a lot, in one sentence; Youth need capacity building training intensively and continuously." – Abdinassar Hassen, Project Officer Implementing Partner Somali Region…

A dream of Sajida, who escaped an early marriage

I have a dream of providing free education for girls Sajida's story Sajida, 17, was being forced into marriage by her own family earlier this year. She sought the help…

Farhana dreams to empower other girls

I have a dream of empowering girls with life skill education Farhana's story Farhana, 17, saw girls in her community leaving school and being forced into early marriages, and became…

Fatuma dreams to start her own bus company

I have a dream… to have my own bus company Lured by the promise of a better life overseas, Fatuma found herself ruthlessly exploited as a housemaid. She told us…

A Story from Qararu – Kediro’s Dream

I have a dream… to start my own health clinic" Kediro was just 15 when he found out he was going to be a dad. Now aged 25 and a…

Dreams from Sulawesi – Nur Hasanah’s story

I have dream to be a teacher With support from EYW, Nur hopes to set up a thriving seafood business that will enable her to achieve her ultimate dream of…

A Passion for Fashion – Nurhaeda and Her Dream

'I have a dream to be a fashion designer' Nurhaeda has a dream – to one day be a ‘famous independent fashion designer – for my family, and for South…

A Brighter Future – Mukta’s Story

I have a dream to own a electronic sells and service shop When 20-year-old Mukta Rani Dash was forced to drop out of education due to her family’s financial situation,…

A Life of My Own – A Story of Rupa

‘I want to make a life of my own, without any violence, and to be able to depend on myself to continue my education.’ Rupa shares how she escaped from…

A voice for the voiceless

This is a story of how training and mentorship by the Empower Youth for Work project has given Rufo Dekebo the chance to sharpen her skills as a youth reporter…

What is the impact of E-motive in Bangladesh?

Some of the best solutions to empowering communities and tackling poverty and inequality already exist worldwide – waiting to be unlocked! Empower Youth for Work in Bangladesh followed an E-motive…

New Youth Parliament – determined to change society

“We appeal you to be fearless! Come together, right now, for a change. Change in you, change in the society!” With this rousing call to action, young people involved in…

Mentorship: a lantern of hope

Many women in Pakistan want to master the world by starting a business. 86% of them are eager to learn new skills, preferably in the non-traditional areas of work. However, taking the few first steps can be extremely challenging. One way…

Honoring mothers for all they do

On Sunday, Mother's Day will be celebrated in several countries around the world. A day for children and husbands to honor mothers and grandmothers for all they do in raising children. 23 year old Rumi…

Stories to dialogue with the government

As Simon Sinek said “Stories are attempts to share our values and beliefs. Storytelling is worthwhile when it tells what we stand for”. Last month, the Empower Youth for Work team…

Women’s Day Special #SheChangesLives

  International Women’s Day is a worldwide event that celebrates women’s achievements – from the political to the social – while calling for gender equality. On this day, The Empower Youth…