The Economic empowerment of women and girls is recognized as a central tenet for improving the status and welfare of women and girls. In the world today, women and girls own or managed small businesses, they have been able to make a significant contribution to the economies of many countries. They have contributed to promoting employment, reducing poverty, fostering economic development, enhancing inter and intra social linkages and entrepreneurship development.
Adolescent girls in low-income countries appear to be trapped in a vicious cycle where low skills and poor market opportunities make girls tend to older men for financial support. This increases the chances of childbearing that, intend, further reduces the chances of acquiring useful skills and future labour force participation. This is also the case in the South West Region of Cameroon where BAWAC has been running Girl and Women Empowerment programs for years.
There is ample research assessing that a combination of health education, vocational skill training and access to capital can break the vicious cycle of high fertility, low labour force participation and poverty. The project Newlife IDP SUSTAINABLE SKILL TRAINING, ENTREPRENEURSHIP, SENSITIZATION AND EMPOWERMENT PROGRAM, will, therefore, make a contribution to the creation of employment for uneducated young girls of Fako Division of Cameroon.