Carley Clement is one of our 2015-2016 Fellows Program grant recipient, working with Manna Project International (MPI) in Ecuador. Her paid position of Senior Program Director will begin in August 2015, following the completion of her current volunteer commitment, and go through mid-August 2016. Recently Manna Project Ecuador has formed a new partnership with the US-based non-profit, Education Global Access Program (E-Gap), to begin offering entrepreneurship and vocational training classes to community members. Carley will be the local administrator for this new program.
The students will be women 16-25 years old, with the hope of specifically being able to provide support for single mothers. Courses will use a blended education method of online materials and resources accompanied by classes taught in person by Manna volunteers. The class will last for four months and after finishing this course, participants will begin a 3-month internship with a local business, pairing knowledge learned in the classroom with real-life experience. The inaugural class is to begin in September, 2015.