Why Women Educational Enterprise Development Programme?
We believe in the power of educated and skilled women. We believe that women with access to education, training, and economic opportunities can rid Pakistan of the economic deprivation.
We know that an economically empowered woman will reduce the rate of mal-nutrition children in Pakistan, will drastically reduce child mortality rate, will increase the number of children in education, will have a greater impact on girls education ensuring girls stay in education for longer and in return reduce the number of girls forced into early marriage. All in all, supporting the economic empowerment of women has the potential to create change and bring prosperity to Pakistan.
Encouraging women entrepreneurship at all levels will address a number of challenges. 1.5 million new jobs will need to be created every year to reduce the unemployment rate. The Pakistan Vision 2025 clearly highlights and states “ An entrepreneurial private sector that can generate the required number of jobs needs to be supported and developed. Women entrepreneurs can make a visible difference to that if supported.
Pakistan also faces multiple education challenges including nearly half of our children between the age of 5 – 16 not in education, poor quality of learning in schools and lack of infrastructure. There is also a desperate need to promote innovation & creativity through creating platforms so new ideas can flourish.
So what better way to address all of the above. Wee Matter is therefore especially designed to address educational issues of Pakistan through Women Entrepreneurship.
Through WEE Matter we aim to support women entrepreneurs running startups within the educational field. May that be through schools, Tuition centers, Academies, After School Clubs, vocational training centers or so on. If your venture imparts training and education or is working to develop skills of children and adults then you may qualify for the 8 step support program.
Our program supports and is in line with the 7 priorities of Pakistan Vision 2025 Women empowerment, Sustainable Development Goal 5 and Sustainable Development Goal 1(poverty eradication).