Since 2009, CEQUIN has been identifying and mobilizing out of school children in community, engaging with their parents and working on mainstreaming and retaining them in school. We have also been focusing on generating awareness about importance of career amongst adolescents and young women, both in and out of school. Since 2009, CEQUIN has been running various vocational training courses such as cutting and tailoring, beauty culture and art & craft. Furthermore, in response to the lack of lucrative livelihood opportunities for women in Jamia such as small enterprises and businesses, CEQUIN started using crafts as an income generator for these women and created an identity for them. CEQUIN Craft (CC) was set up in 2011.
Through this intervention our goal is to focus on the importance of education, school retention, further education and skill development as tools for creating career aspirations and ultimately financial independence.