one of the youth members on Safe and Inclusive Cities Program
My name is Sosina Aweke, I am 27 years old. When a few friends of mine and myself joined the Safe and Inclusive Cities Projects all of us were earning our living in informal business sectors which is a very unstable and unsafe working environment and it was getting more and more difficult as days go by.
But after YWCA reached out to help the youth in the Safe and Inclusive Cities Projects to provide ways to establish formal business sector. I am one of the luckiest girls to come across the opportunity of getting the chance YWCA offered. I took training on Basic business skill, Entrepreneurship and Marketing strategy, after that I was able to know on which area of business I wanted to pursue my carrier. So with the help of Safe and Inclusive Cities Program organized by YWCA I started school at Hewan beauty and design training center to learn skills on makeup, manicure care and pedicure care. In my stay at the school I am able to learn and pursue my passion to the fullest.
Currently I am at the ending of my school time at Hewan beauty and design training center.
With the partnership YWCA made with the woreda sector to provide a safe and stable working place for those of us who are shifting from informal to formal business sectors; I myself was able to get a safe and stable working place from the woreda Women, Youth and Children Affairs which they gave me which is located in Arada subcity woreda 7 . I am very thankful and proud to say that I’m working there making a living and living a better life in the formal business sector.