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Our Livelihood Support program has the sole focus of driving poverty reduction. We aim to increase people's control of their natural resources, build reliable and fair access to food, and empower the extreme poor through increasing the skills, knowledge and resources they need to restore people's dignity.
The programme further addresses vulnerability and increases resilience; programs that address vulnerability by strengthening individual and collective capacity to withstand shocks are more effective in enabling vulnerable families to achieve their livelihood in levels of food security, income security, health, well-being, asset accumulation and high status in the community.
The SASCU Livelihoods Support Programme applies a holistic perspective in programming support activities to ensure relevance in improving peoples’ livelihoods. The key principles are based on global best practice and standards, like age, gender and diversity approach, which advocates for a participatory, rights-and community-based strategy.
SASCU livelihood programme is premised on our belief that family empowerment is one measure that can address vulnerabilities among households and subsequently prevent child abuse and associated consequences. Over the years, SASCU has been working to improve the economic livelihoods of vulnerable families in its areas of operation with the view of improving the socio-economic conditions of children.

SASCU Response

Skills Development

SASCU promotes skills development programmes for children and youths to attain skills in tailoring (Textile & Design), Mechanical Engineering, book-making, soap making, dance (ballet) classes, brass band training, Art, and jewelry making etc. This is designed to enable them to live meaningfully by contributing to their social and economic welfare.

SASCU is helping to increase access to livelihood support services that benefit the most disadvantaged children, youth and families. This enables vulnerable communities to acquire skills, including tailoring skills, financial management skills, modern farming skills, business startup, book making skills and business growth.

Through community SACCOs, families in vulnerable communities have also been empowered to access loans, financial literacy services and business advisory, etc.

"But if you can create an honorable livelihood, where you take your skills and use them and you earn a living from it, it gives you a sense of freedom and allows you to balance your life the way you want."

Anita Roddick