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Spread the word! Applications open for the 2016 MEASURE UP program

Posted On : 30 November 2015 | Category : News & Articles

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

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.

Selection Process

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:

Email: measureupzimbabwe@gmail.com

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