By purchasing Want Skincare you're empowering marginalised women in Indonesia through skill education, as a means to develop sustainable communities in Indonesia.
Unskilled women are open to manipulation, such as prostitution, trafficking, and slave labour. An unskilled woman will earn around USD 70 per month, compared to approximately USD 200 if skilled. (Unskilled men usually earn around USD 150.) Financially challenged women are expected to give most of their salary back to their poor families, leaving little for their future development and livelihood.
Unskilled women get pregnant earlier and have more children than their educated peers, continuing the poverty cycle and also producing more orphaned children. Unskilled women face a gender bias, with most families prioritizing their boys to go to school if they have limited resources.
How you can Assist
Bali WISE removes the barriers preventing disadvantaged Indonesian women to access further education and secure work. With a six-month intensive course providing free education in English, Bahasa Indonesia, IT, hospitality and business skills, it has helped to place more than 800 women in gainful employment since 2012 and will train 120 disadvantaged women this year.
The program focuses on business and vocational skills, especially for the hospitality sector. Partnerships with hotels and companies provide on-site work experience. There is a high demand for graduates, with more than 87% finding full-time employment within three months.
Besides this six-months Skills Education course, Bali WISE provides an allowance of USD 50 per month, so students can send money home, accommodation, 3 meals per day, uniforms, and educational resources.