Spread the word! Applications open for the 2016 MEASURE UP program
Measure Up is a non-profit charity designed to help disadvantaged women with ambition and potential gain empowering vocational skills that will help them to climb out of economic hardship and build a strong foundation for herself, her family and her community.
The program model will be divided into three phases and will last approximately 1 ½ – 2 years. Participants will learn how to bake, market and sell the pastries, learn basic business skills: creating budgets, assessing benchmarks, developing and following procurement procedures, and building sound accounting models as well as learn the legalities involved in creating a small business in Zimbabwe.
After completing the program, mentors will continue to visit and work closely with Measure Up alumni. Mentors have a unique opportunity to leverage support and generate business for their mentees, and play a valuable role on ensuring long-term success.
All the macaroons, gelato and other sweets created during the program are available for purchase with 100% of the profits going to charity.
You must be able to demonstrate ambition and potential, and have a history of serving others in your family and community. Priority will be given to women who are disadvantaged, live in at-risk environments, and have few opportunities available. Single mothers, orphans, physically challenged, victims of abuse, are a few examples of criteria that will categorize a woman as at risk.
Accepted applicants will be expected to participate for a minimum of 20 hours/week.
How to Apply
Submit the following information to:
Whatsapp: 077 506 5770
- A detailed description of who you are, where you’re from, family, level of education, previous work experience and current economic situation.
- Basic detail information – name, age, phone number, family status, description of current living situation and home environment, number of kids (if applicable), and head-of-household information.
- Three referral letters from people who have known and worked with you for at least 5 years. Referral letters must not come from family members. If you don’t have work experience, referral letters can come from teachers or other leaders in your community.
- A Letter of Interest. Describe why you’re interested in learning how to bake pastries. Tell us how you’ll use these skills to empower yourself, your family, and your community.
Application Deadline: Wednesday 16 December 2015
Empower the woman. Empower the nation