A selection of my international projects are featured below. Feel free to contact me to discuss collaborations.
Women’s Financial Empowerment
I designed the curriculum for “The Women’s Financial Empowerment Program” which is a 6-month (110 hours of learning) holistic training program to create access to employment and empower women affected by gender-based violence, illiteracy and extreme poverty. The program is currently taught in Congo, Africa.
Following my in-depth analysis and research, I used Human-Centered Design to create the customized content to address the specific needs of the women, and the desired impact of the program. The program is divided into six modules:
- The Beginner’s Mind
- Financial Literacy and Money Management
- Empowerment and Self-Development
- Leadership Development
- Entrepreneurship and Business Development
- The Business Project.
For the Empowerment and Self-Development module, I used particularly designed exercises for women faced with trauma and abuse such as trust building, storytelling and body image exercises.
Furthermore, I created worksheets for each lesson to complement the teachings.
The training program is designed to create long-term sustainable impact building human-capital and self-development. It uses a unique, holistic and integrated approach encouraging entrepreneurship and independence and focuses on long-term skills, financial sustainability and empowerment, incorporating in-context local issues of violence and suppression that the women face and are psychological barriers. The educational training and development offered by the manual empower women by developing their business and leaderships skills, which would enhance self-reliance, self-confidence, and income earning potential. By developing themselves and their skills, they would develop their communities as well, thereby promoting both economic and social development among low income vulnerable communities.
By the end of the program a number of the women had already started their own ventures with confidence and success. The program is going into its second cohort.
I also designed the Program Evaluation to assist in the Impact and Analysis Assessment.
For more information or inquiries on having a similar program designed for you, feel free to contact me.
Below is a sample of the program’s contents.
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Poverty Alleviation and Economic Development through Social Entrepreneurship
I’ve led education development programs worldwide. Through educational programs and skill-building, we develop the skills for the community to grow and develop. This also creates economic growth, alleviates poverty and decreases crime levels. This creates market access and generates income for the people while also providing long-term sustainable impact building human capital and self-development.
This unique approach encourages independence, development and sustainability, rather than aid-dependence.
Social impact is measured both quantitative and qualitative, including social conflict analysis and negative externalities analysis to closely monitor the introduction of the programs and their development. Human-centered design is used to guarantee the best interest of the community is served dependent on the unique needs of the people in their specific environment and cultural conditions.
Writing Personalized Fairytales to Children
Writing personalized fairytales for children in hospitals and vulnerable environments, to support them emotionally and empower them through the use of their unique “super hero” talents.
Feel free to contact me if you’d want me to write a personalized tale for your child or collaborate further in this field – this is my most favourite thing to do!
Empowerment and Emotional Wellbeing
Creating customized programs dedicated to alleviate the first world poverty problem – the malnourishment of self-esteem and human disconnection – by building healthier friendships and relationships versus toxic ones which lead to abuse and bullying. Selected topics include self-esteem, values, developing authentic friendships, discerning mature relationships, healthy use of social media, building intimacy, respectful body image and behaviour, living a purposeful fulfilling life.