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ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

Democratic Republic of Congo population is a predominately younger demographic, which makes the need for economic and entrepreneurial development important. Weka Organisation’s goal is to contribute to DRC's economic diversifications by strengthening the LGBT youth business ecosystem through entrepreneurial education.

 

With strategic partnership and collaboration, we aim to: 

 

  • Expand tailored entrepreneurial development, training and education opportunities for the LGBT youth marginalised community;

  • Support the economic independence of LGBT youth entrepreneurs in DRC;

  • Bridge partnerships among LGBT youth business ecosystem and the broader business community;

  • Bridge partnerships with, and linkages to, the broader business community;

  • Assist in mobilising private and public sector support for development of the LGBT community.

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To achieve these goals, Weka Organisation has built a coalition of partnerships with organisations that are similar to ours in other countries, including academic and financial institutions.

 

   Together with our partners, we provide capacity building opportunities through: 

 

  • LGBT Youth employment and skills training 

  • Entrepreneurs skills training 

  • Coaching and counselling 

  • Bridging partnerships and access to capital

 

Through these trainings, LGBT youth are able to gain skills and knowledge related to interviewing, completing job applications, job searching and résumé writing thus gaining valuable skills and experience leading to a stronger workforce and economy, creating a community where no one is left behind.