2019 Vocational Training for Out-of-School Girls and Single Mothers – now open for registration

The Darrell Milat Scholarship
The Darrell Milat Scholarship for Child Health & Well-being, Justice & Child Protection
February 10, 2018
vocational training

Through our Poverty to Prosperity (P2P) Project, we offer vocational training to out-of-school (underprivileged) girls and single mothers struggling to raise and give their child/children a better future.

Objective of the Project:

The main objective of this project is to cut poverty and boost opportunity by empowering out-of-school girls and single mothers struggling to raise and give their children a better future despite the downsides of living in extreme poverty.

Economic EmpowermentOur P2P project prepares participants to later take up life sustaining economic activities, become self-reliant and empowered.

At the moment we offer the following vocational training opportunities:

  1. Hair Dressing and Beauty Therapy
  2. Catering & Hotel Management
  3. Sewing (Dress making)
  4. Computer and Documentation Services.

Summary Project Description:

This is one of our progressive anti-poverty initiatives with focus on boosting participants’ confidence and making them become productive members of their communities. The target groups are especially from least privilege background, living in abject poverty and lack the financial capacity to either pursue formal education or set up for themselves a life sustaining activity. Participants are enrolled in vocational training centers or already existing businesses in their communities where they learn practical skills in selected trades to enable them break the poverty trap.

After the training program, beneficiaries go on to either set up their own self-supporting businesses or work with an already established business.

Training programs last between 6 months and 1 year or up to 2 years depending on the trade chosen. By the end of the training, participants must have gained enough skills and support in creating and accessing opportunities for employment and income generation, knowledge and skills transfer and community capacity building. To implement this program, we partner with selected training centers, established businesses and institutions in the communities we serve. Our skills instructors are not only experts in their field, they also have good knowledge of the industry and market they are involved in.

*Training fees are paid for in full by the Milat Foundation.

*We do not only train girls and single mothers. At the end of the training we help them set up an income generating activity by providing them with an incentive in the form of financial and/or material assistance.

Selection criteria

Out-of-school girls and single mothers struggling to raise and give their child/children a better future, and who

  • Lack funding to pursue formal education
  • Lack funding to pursue vocational training or set up a life sustaining economic activity (business)
  • Have a strong desire to pursue vocational training in a selected trade
  • Demonstrate good moral and ethical behaviour
  • Are ages between 15-35 years
  • Residing in the South West or North West Region of Cameroon.

How to register

To register as a trainee, use our Contact Form to express your desire to be accepted into the training program. Remember the criteria for selection above. You can also apply by sending your application via email to: info@milat-foundation.org

***Make sure to include that you are applying for the Vocational Training Program 2019.

We are also on the ground enlisting participants through our field survey. Contact:

Julienne Mefo, Program Coordinator, The Milat Foundation. Tel: (+237) 675-940-700 or

Carine Milat, Operations Director, The Milat Foundation. Tel: (+237) 674-190-810

Our staff will have a short conversation with you to assess your suitability for the program.

Read Also: The Darrell Milat Scholarship for Child Health & Well-being, Justice & Child Protection

For questions concerning this program, contact us via email at: info@miat-foundation.org

**The deadline for registration is June 15, 2019. **Training begins July 1, 2019.

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