Prosperity Fellowship Program
Gendered Pathways to Prosperity - March 2023 to April 2024
The “Prosperity Fellowship Program” under the initiative of "Gendered Pathways to Prosperity” is dedicated to identifying and promoting gender-responsive strategies for economic growth and prosperity. With a specific focus on empowering minority women and girls, we aim to facilitate their access to education, training, and employment opportunities. This initiative is our commitment to promoting gender equality and economic empowerment among minority women and girls. By addressing their unique challenges and facilitating access to opportunities, we aspire to create a more inclusive and prosperous future for all.
Key highlights of our campaign include:
We define strategies that promote economic growth for minority women and girls, ensuring that our approach is gender-responsive. By tailoring our efforts to their specific needs and challenges, we aim to create meaningful pathways to prosperity.
We actively partner with communities, educational institutions, and employers. These partnerships are instrumental in enhancing access to education, training, and job opportunities for minority women and girls. By working together, we create a supportive ecosystem for their economic empowerment.
Advocacy for Policy
Our initiative advocates for policy and legislative support for the economic empowerment of minority women and girls. We believe that systemic change is essential for sustainable progress, and policy advocacy plays a crucial role in this regard.
Impact Assessment and
We regularly assess the impact of our initiative, gathering feedback and monitoring evolving situations. This ongoing evaluation allows us to refine our strategies, ensuring that they remain effective and relevant.
To broaden the reach and impact of our initiative, we actively forge partnerships with both local and global organizations. Collaborations with like-minded entities amplify our efforts and enable us to create more significant change.
What is the Prosperity Fellowship Program?
The "Prosperity Fellowship Program," also called as the "Khushhaali Fellowship Program," is an initiative of Center for Law and Justice in partnership with the British Council and the University of Lancaster, UK. This unique fellowship program will be conducted at the Forman Christian College University in Lahore, Pakistan.
The “Prosperity Fellowship Program” is designed to empower young Dalit (Hindu/Christian) girls who are the daughters of sanitation workers. These remarkable individuals are between the ages of 16 to 24 and have achieved a minimum educational qualification of matriculation. They hail from the vibrant communities of slums and informal settlements in Lahore.
The program is committed to selecting the most promising candidates, and after a rigorous selection process, a final 30 participants will embark on this transformative journey towards prosperity.
The fellowship program kicks off in October, offering an immersive six-month learning experience.
Interactive Learning Sessions: Participants will engage in classes three times a week, from 3 PM to 7 PM, hosted at the Department of Education at FCCU, Lahore.
Holistic Curriculum: The fellowship curriculum is thoughtfully designed and covers a wide spectrum of subjects. It includes English language and Digital Literacy courses, ensuring participants gain valuable skills for the modern world.
Enriching Activities: The participants will enjoy exposure visits, engaging activities, and sessions with guest speakers. These experiences broaden their horizons and nurture personal growth.
Guidance and Mentorship: Valuable mentorship opportunities are a crucial part of this program. They provide participants with insights, advice, and support as they navigate their educational journey.
Through these comprehensive initiatives, we aim to dismantle barriers and empower minority women and girls, specifically from the background of sanitation work, with the knowledge, skills, and opportunities needed to pursue their dreams and contribute to the prosperity of their communities and society as a whole.
Our participant selection process was both rigorous and comprehensive. We actively distributed application forms throughout minority settlements in Lahore, with a primary focus on slums and illegal settlement areas.
The response from the girls in these communities was heartening and robust. Their enthusiasm and interest in the program were evident, reflecting the desire for transformation and growth within these vibrant communities.
We were steadfast in ensuring that this transformative opportunity was extended to the most deserving individuals among the applicants. Our commitment to equity and inclusivity guided every step of the selection process.
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