Cali Ladies Foundation for Excellence
"Together we will promote education for girls and disabled children."
CALFE is currently training and mentoring women and girls on gender based and sexual violence, reproductive health, hygienic menstruation, sexual education, early and forced marriage, as well as HIV and STD’s, on income generating activities such as the production of juices and spices. The Founder, Rose Kiningu (center), poses with volunteers and beneficiaries.
A Bit About Us
CALFE which stands for Cali Ladies Foundation for Excellence, is an organization which started at Cali (Congo American Language Institute) and was created by Cali women students of April, 2016. The aims of CALFE are: Empowerment, Improvement and Education. The main focus is on girls and disabled children. CALFE has begun to try to help some girls and disabled children of poverty in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Our goal is to try profit women and disabled children of poverty by training them in their different domains, as well as to empower them through becoming self-sufficient educationally, professionally and even financially. To meet these goals CALFE trains with both formal and informal methods. Informally they train young adults to tailor though tailoring school, as well as in school education.
In the Future
The goal of CALFE is to eventually build a center for the women and disabled children, in which they can utilize the space for tailoring production. A new space will help solicit customers, while providing a more accessible place for the disabled tailors as well. The center will also be used for future training.