This important aspect of our charism makes us attentive to everything that affects women in general, and African women in particular. Thus, in 2022, thanks to the aid received for apostolic activities, our Congregation supported the Spanish association: “Karibu – Friends of African Peoples” which tries to respond to the needs of the most vulnerable immigrants and refugees from sub-Saharan Africa. The activity of this association is in the field of humanitarian aid and integration assistance. It also carries out actions in favor of the recognition of fundamental rights of immigrants and refugees.
By supporting Karibu, we encourage social entrepreneurship led by women. We strengthen their various professions and their creativity by providing development spaces, events and markets where they can promote their products. We encourage the creation of projects and businesses, and support their ideas.
In 2022 through training for employment and promotion of entrepreneurship for sub-Saharan African women:
- 52 women participated in pre-vocational training, which includes:
literacy and Spanish classes,
a workshop on healthy habits and adaptation to everyday life,
a workshop on social skills and self-esteem, computer classes and digital literacy. These courses are complemented by cultural visits to get to know the environment.
- 12 women took part in vocational training comprising two modules: integral socio-health care at the homes of dependent people and handling of foodstuffs.
- 8 women took part in training courses entitled: workshops for self-employed workers and activities aimed at social entrepreneurship.