When time, attention and resources are invested in the grassroots communities, they can live up to their fullest potential.

Azalea Initiative

“I raise up my voice—not so that I can shout, but so that those without a voice can be heard. … We cannot all succeed when half of us are held back.”

Malala Yousafzai

Women bring life and meaning into their families and communities by the many valuable traits and talents that they already possess. They are resourceful, nurturing, encouraging, confident and forward-looking.

However, some may have encountered a change of circumstances that have impacted their sense of confidence and purpose.

The Azalea Initiative is a womens’ leadership development programme that aims to draw out these beautiful qualities that women in marginalised communities already have while providing a safe space to express themselves and be heard.

The 7-months long programme will equip women with leadership principles and nuggets of wisdom that will translate into action as they learn how to plan, lead and implement projects with Akar Umbi’s support.

UpSkill

Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.

Albert Einstein

UpSkill is a 3-month skills development course that will train young adults between 18-25 years of age in trade skills, soft skills and other transferable skills to equip and empower them for employment. Akar Umbi will match course graduates to potential employers who can offer them jobs and a sustainable career path.

The course will consist of a combination of lecture sessions, group activities, role-playing and personal reflection. Guided by mentors and facilitators, the training will feature hands-on activities and projects to give participants a taste of real-life work experience.

Akar Umbi is looking out for employers who would like to provide internships, placements and jobs for young people from marginalised communities. When young people find reliable, safe and empowering ways to earn a decent living, we get one step closer to ending the cycle of marginalisation.

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When time, attention and resources are invested in the grassroots communities, they can live up to their fullest potential.

Azalea Initiative

“I raise up my voice—not so that I can shout, but so that those without a voice can be heard. … We cannot all succeed when half of us are held back.”

Malala Yousafzai

Women bring life and meaning into their families and communities by the many valuable traits and talents that they already possess. They are resourceful, nurturing, encouraging, confident and forward-looking.

However, some may have encountered a change of circumstances that have impacted their sense of confidence and purpose.

The Azalea Initiative is a womens’ leadership development programme that aims to draw out these beautiful qualities that women in marginalised communities already have while providing a safe space to express themselves and be heard.

The programme will equip women with leadership principles and nuggets of wisdom that will translate into action as they learn how to plan, lead and implement projects with Akar Umbi’s support.

UpSkill

Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.

Albert Einstein

UpSkill is a 3-month skills development course that will train young adults between 18-25 years of age in trade skills, soft skills and other transferable skills to equip and empower them for employment. Akar Umbi will match course graduates to potential employers who can offer them jobs and a sustainable career path.

The course will consist of a combination of lecture sessions, group activities, role-playing and personal reflection. Guided by mentors and facilitators, the training will feature hands-on activities and projects to give participants a taste of real-life work experience.

Akar Umbi is looking out for employers who would like to provide internships, placements and jobs for young people from marginalised communities. When young people find reliable, safe and empowering ways to earn a decent living, we get one step closer to ending the cycle of marginalisation.