Women and youths from Harare, Mashonaland West and Matabeleland provinces have embarked on various self-sustenance projects upon acquiring comprehensive skills training and funding from a local non-governmental organisation.

It is against the background of rising unemployment levels among youths that a local non-governmental organisation, Institute for Youth in Africa is transforming lives at various levels by empowering women and youths with skills training and funding through a programme called ‘One Africa.’

The community based programme, which commenced in 2016, has seen over 1000 women and youths from Harare, Mashonaland West and Matabeleland provinces embarking on various initiatives such as fisheries, detergent making, chicken rearing, health care services, sport and music, among others.

Women and youths who are empowered become solutions to poverty, poor health and vulnerability for their families within their communities.

Zimbabwe has made strides over the years to empower women and youths by formulating strategies that ensure they fully participate in economic development.