Hope Again Initiative is a community based vocational training and internship program that seeks to improve the quality of life of the disabled girl by educating and equipping her with a vocational skill, building her capacity and self-esteem.
Hope Again Initiative is different because it targets a specific and core vulnerable group “the disabled girl” as well as engage persons with disability in a more empowering way and keeps the discussion on disability and disability – related issues within communities started and ongoing.
The Hope Again Initiative approach positions the disabled within her community as a viable member of society, while empowering her. The project using the co mentorship - community based approach equips her with practical life skills which she has never been privy to receiving most of her life thus improving the quality of life.
By engaging the disabled girl within her community, her gaining entrepreneurial and vocational skills through internships and building her capacity and self-esteem, the interactions established and outcomes will take away from the welfare and charity societal attitude of disability focusing on more inclusion.
The community and family stands to benefit indirectly as one more member of society has a better quality of life, less likely to be abused and a productive and contributing member of society.