Many adults and senior women have little or no access to formal education. Increasingly, WEAVE supports initiatives which facilitate learning and development opportunities outside formal education, such as community education outreach, vocational and occupational training necessary for life skills. The household development approach is also applied to build capacity of households to become self-reliant.
WEAVE’s programs support women’s initiatives in alternative livelihoods, including 3 refugee camp-based projects utilizing women’s traditional weaving, embroidery and sewing skills. The program aims to promote safe employment to women and believes that a right to work is a right for all. Women involved in the project are able to work in their homes allowing them to care for their small children as well as generate an income for basic human necessities.