Empowering Children: Vocational skills from secondary to vocational schools

Partner: Save the Children
Country: China
Start date: 01/06/2014
Project type: Vocational training
Project reach: 8,400 direct beneficiaries

Save the Children and the GSRD Foundation work hand in hand to support the empowerment of young people by helping them to develop the knowledge and skills they need to improve their life prospects and have access to a better future.

The objective of the program is to teach children between 11-18 years of age in Yunnan Province the specific skills they require to become more employable in the job market, now and in the future. During this program Save the Children provide training programs on the life and employability skills necessary for young people to be successful in their lives and workplaces.

The aim of the training is to help young people to connect with the local market and be better equipped to find safe and suitable employment after graduation. The program also seeks to re-validate vocational training as a valuable alternative to attending regular high school or dropping out to pursue low paid, unskilled work. It achieves this by emphasizing the opportunities that vocational training can provide and the benefits of pursuing a skilled career.

Save the Children is a not-for-profit, international development agency established in 1919 by Eglantyne Jebb to feed children facing starvation after the First World based on the vision that every child in the world attains the right to survival, protection, development and participation. The mission Save the Children is to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives. Save the Children concentrates on Health, Education, Child Protection, Child Rights governance and advocacy and Crisis help. Read more about Save the Children.