Key Elements

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The program therefore has two parallel strands of work: practical activities intended to facilitate economic empowerment of the project’s direct beneficiaries by developing the market for enterprise-based training services; and activities designed to enable learning, the transfer of new knowledge and to influence policies, attitudes, and practices. This work will be achieved using two main employment components:

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  1. Teaching employees how to grow, harvest and sell produce: Participants work 8 to 20 hours a week in a three-tier, 200-hour program that trains them in hydroponic agriculture and also teaches invoicing, ordering, shipping, and interacting with customers. Each trainee is paired up with a volunteer or staff for training and mentoring.
  2. Helping the trained completers to find work elsewhere using their skills and manage their own the labor market opportunities.