Overseas (South Sudan) Canada (Calgary)
- Tailoring Training Program Women and Youth Leadership Programs
- Orphanage Support Program Family Crisis /Prevention/Management
- Basic Health Care Program After School Tutoring Program
- Basic Education Program Computer Servicers Program
- Peace Building Program New Comers support Program
- Agricultural Program
- Vocational Training Programs
- Literacy and Library Services Programs
Alternative Poverty Eradication Bureau for Africa (APEBA) advocates for the rights of orphans, vulnerable children, vulnerable women, disabled persons, and widows with the aim to reduce the socio-economic and cultural barriers that they face. APEBA advocates to the local authorities to make their issues visible in budgetary plans and allocation as well as put in place mechanism to ensure appropriate utilization of allocated funds.
Alternative Poverty Eradication Bureau for Africa (APEBA) provides educational support schemes that aims to empower the vulnerable youth, vulnerable children, orphans, widows and their households. These include:
- Vocational Education programmes entrepreneur mentorship, vocational skill development
- Formal Education, under which children from vulnerable households receives scholarship to enable them attend school;
- Literacy, through home visits and youth clubs,
- vital reading and writing skills especially among adolescent girls to help them improve their school performance.
Alternative Poverty Eradication Bureau for Africa (APEBA) through household economic strengthening activities works with vulnerable households to improve their livelihood and increase their financial resilience.
Sewing Machine Training(Tailoring)
Gender inequality is one of the biggest challenges in rural India. Many girls are still subject to early arranged marriages, receive less educational development and ultimately have poorer health outcomes. In many villages pervaded by traditional beliefs, now outlawed practices such as dowry and female infanticide continue to occur. Unmarried and widowed women are especially disadvantaged in these circumstances, often perceived as being a burden on their family, and turning to means such as prostitution to financially support themselves and their families. In response to this, APEBA initiated the Widows’ sewing training program in early 2005. The program aims to equip disadvantaged women and widows with vocational sewing skills and thus enable them to achieve some financial independence and a better quality of life.
Current and graduated students from the program were interviewed in the present study to evaluate the effectiveness of the program in achieving these aims. More than 40 women participated in the sewing program in its first year. All of the participants reported being very satisfied with the program and would readily to refer others to participate. Drawbacks of the program included insufficient teaching room and sewing machines for use by all participants. Additionally, only a few participants owned their own sewing machines and were able to go on and earn an income after graduating from the program.
APEBA is working with partners/donors to help participants acquire their own sewing machines after graduation, to assist women in achieving financial independence with their newly acquired skills. The program has been effective in teaching widows and vulnerable women practical sewing skills, and has inspired many disenfranchised women to seek better vocational opportunities for themselves. To ensure the long-term effectiveness of the program, follow-up of the graduated participants is also essential, either by the local community councils, CBOs or APEBA local volunteers, as ongoing support and encouragement is instrumental in helping graduates make use of their skills.
Alternative Poverty Eradication Bureau for Africa (APEBA)strives to make high quality health care accessible to vulnerable households. Alternative Poverty Eradication Bureau for Africa (APEBA) health education programmes covers not only HIV/Aids but nutrition and sanitation, comprehensive sexual and health reproductive education for youth
Alternative Poverty Eradication Bureau for Africa (APEBA)’s capacity building approach is one that seeks to improve organisational and technical capacity of community-based organization partners as well as systems and structures at community and Local Government levels with the aim to quality care for orphans, widows, disabled persons, youth, vulnerable women and children and their households.
APEBA integrate gender equality into design, implementation, and evaluation of all its project to improve outcomes and increase equality among girls, boys, women and men. APEBA gender-sensitive programming include effective gender intervention strategies that transform unequal norms and behaviors, empower women and girls, and engage men and boys at the community as partners and agents of progressive norms and behaviors that leads to positive social change.