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As a component of the Quality Jobs Index, 60 Decibels is partnering with Upaya Social Ventures in the Dignified Jobs Collaborative.
By Shruti Goel from Upaya and Tripti Singh at 60 Decibels
The 60dB Quality Jobs Index aims to enable organizations and investors at the forefront of sustainability and social impact to understand the quality and impact of jobs they are providing.
For employees worldwide, their jobs continue to be an unrewarding experience that scarcely provides enough to get by. 80% do not feel engaged at work and the cost of disengaged employees is over $7.8 trillion to companies.
A Q&A with Project Officer Gilbert Nkpeniyeng
In April, Amplio Ghana launched a new project with STAR-Ghana Foundation to train and economically empower women working in the shea butter processing sector in Lambussie District in the Upper West Region of Ghana. The AVID project began in April 2023 and will run through June 2024.
By Lidet Gezahegne, Community Sponsorship Coordinator, IRC
Photo: Andrew Oberstadt for the IRC. Jacqueline stands outside her home with her son, Zoe who is one. Jacqueline Uwumeremyi, 43, fled the Democratic Republic of Congo to South Africa in 1998 because of escalating violence. She and her children were resettled in Boise by the IRC in October 2018. There she was welcomed by the local church community who helped Jacqueline navigate American customs and culture. Today, Jacqueline works as an interpreter, speaking five languages, and she is now the one helping other refugees adapt to their new community.
The International Rescue Committee (IRC) Co-Sponsorship Program is a remarkable initiative that allows ordinary people to make a profound impact on the lives of newly arrived refugees.
This program sets a precedent for how communities can come together to create a nurturing environment, offer hope, stability, and solidarity, ensuring a smoother transition, and brighter future for those fleeing from difficult circumstances. Continue Reading