Vocational Skills Building and Employment Opportunities for Marginal Youth

Partner: VSO
Country: Bangladesh
Start date: 01/10/2018
Project type: Vocational & life skills
Project reach: 2022 direct beneficiaries

With the support of the GSRD Foundation, VSO set up a pilot project in 2016, providing young people with the vocational education necessary for them to build their capacity for self-employment. In the pilot, over 800 youth joined 24 initiated youth clubs and 199 youth received and completed vocational training. In 2018, we started the next phase to scale up the activities and reach more youth and especially girls.

Young people are trained in mobile phone repair, electrical wiring, car driving, automobile engineering and refrigerator/AC repair. After completion of the training, they enjoy employment opportunities. Those who demonstrate initiative and management skills, receive support to establish their own businesses.

VSO, established in 1958, is an independent international development organisation that works with volunteers to fight poverty in developing countries. VSO’s approach involves bringing people together to share skills, build capabilities, promote international understanding and action, and change lives to make the world a fairer place for all. VSO’s work revolves around three development goals: Inclusive Education, Healthy Communities and Resilient Livelihoods. Read more about VSO.