Educating Disadvantaged Youth

Partner: Terre des Hommes
Country: Bangladesh
Start date: 01/07/2012
Project type: Vocational & life skills training
Project reach: 270 direct beneficiaries

Terre des Hommes has established a vocational training centre in Mirpur in Bangladesh. With the support of the GSRD Foundation and facilitation by their local partner SEEP, they plan to teach relevant employment skills to 14 to 22 year olds from disadvantaged families.

Terres des Hommes and SEEP will be training 270 youth in the trades of electrical mechanic (e.g. wiring, fan repair), air-conditioning and refrigeration mechanic, computer-hardware-trouble shooting professional and electronics mechanic (e.g. repairing TV, DVD ). These four trades were found to be the most in regional demand based on a market scan performed by SEEP. Trainings will take nine to 12 months and will include a traineeship so that students can apply their new skills.

Terre des Hommes started as a relief organization for children. Later their focus shifted to combating child exploitation. Terre des Hommes supports projects worldwide in the fields of education, health care and independence. Read more about Terre des Hommes here.