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Small businesses helping to prevent child marriage

When Manuela Coletti from Youth Economic Justice (YEJ) opened the organisation’s first enterprise development projects in Madhya Pradesh in 2016, she knew that early marriage was a serious issue for the community. She hadn’t expected that it would have such an immediate impact on the organisation’s activities. YEJ began their work by opened a tailoring school and a bakery to train local adolescent girls in skills …

Diplomas for Bread

For six girls in Garratola Village, a lesson in bread making has led all the way to a high school diploma. The girls are apprentice bakers at the Rose Bakery, a women-led community enterprise in Madhya Pradesh, India. Through selling their loaves and snacks at a stall on the main road that runs past the village, the young women have …

YEJ to present at Scotland’s International Development Alliance Annual Conference – Tommorrow’s World

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 17th September 2018 YEJ will present their work from their Scottish Government Grants at Scotland’s International Development Alliance Annual Conference on Tuesday 25th September in Edinburgh. In celebration of the third anniversary of the UN Sustainable Development Goals and the Year of Young People in Scotland, this year’s annual conference will focus on the role of young people in development both …

Looking to the Future

  Are you interested in working with a small NGO whose vision is a world where young people have hope, confidence and competence for their future through sustained economic engagement? YEJ are seeking new trustees and Volunteers to join our team.  We are at an exciting phase in our development and wish to seek input and expertise from candidates who …

Additional funding for young women’s economic empowerment through business development in India

EDINBURGH UK, 29 March 2015 – Youth Economic Justice (YEJ) support leads to the award of €200,000 by Irish Aid to programmes in India.  The award will go towards funding an economic empowerment project for Dalit and Tribal caste women in India. The project aims to empower Dalit and Tribal women in five sites to become self-confident, active participants in …

Scottish Government supporting innovation in business development for adolescent girls in Madhya Pradesh

EDINBURGH UK, 04 March 2015 – Youth Economic Justice (YEJ) has been awarded  a grant from the Scottish Government to conduct a feasibility study in Madhya Pradesh, India, to explore potential  viable enterprise development  for adolescent tribal girls in the area. Building upon a previous study carried out by YEJ, the International Small Grant by the Scottish Government will enable …

The burden of fathers in Domaine Marial

Papa Nawej understands the struggles of fathers in Domaine Marial. Not only is he the father of 10 children, his is also a miner and the pastor of the local protestant church. He experiences daily all the difficulties that artisanal miners face in finding regular employment. He sees the tragedies of unemployment every day among his congregation.

YEJ featured in NIDOS newsletter

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 10 January 2014 – YEJ was the featured member organisation in last month’s NIDOS newsletter (December 2013). We used the opportunity to thank the local community in Edinburgh and the Scottish Borders who have been so generous in supporting our work over the last two years as we establish ourselves at home and abroad. In particular, we would …