FRJ Livelihood and Life Skills Training Programs
FRJ will implement a comprehensive and holistic three-tiered program structure for adolescent OVC in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Vocational Training Program
Participants build basic skills in multi-faceted fashion industry trades to achieve real world success in life and in the workplace. Future versions of the program will include school-sponsored programs that supplement the academic aspect of the school experience.
Pairs participants with mentors through the vocational training experience, and through the crucial stages of building a career after graduation.
Job Placement Program
Places program graduates from the vocational training program in skill-specific internships, jobs, and college programs.
FRJ programming will be supported by innovative fashion-centered public private partnerships.
Program support will come from innovative, fashion-centered public private partnerships created between civil society organizations, the government sector, and the corporate (fashion & non-fashion) sector in the United States, Africa, & within the African Diaspora. These Fashion & Development Public Private Partnerships (FDPPPs) will bring an eclectic group of partners together to achieve a single goal.
In the future, FRJ would like to add a fourth tier to its programming - clinical art therapy.