Youth Employment Solutions for You

Partner: Plan Nederland
Country: China
Start date: 01/03/2018
Project type: Vocational & Life skills
Project reach: 800 direct beneficiaries

With Plan Nederland, Plan China, and YEEC, a local partner, the GSRD Foundation provides vocational training, life skills and work readiness training to vulnerable young women and men to increase their opportunity to find decent work in Chengdu.

The aim of the project is to increase the access of 800 vulnerable migrant young women and men aged 16-29 in Chengdu City to stable and good quality employment and, in this way, make a direct contribution to the enhancement of their economic and social security and, indirectly, to that of their families. The project is focussing on having at least 60% female trainees. Also in training and networking with employers awareness raising and working on gender equality is key.

This vocational training project is piloting and scaling up the ‘Livelihood Advancement Business School’ (LABS) Model in China. Plan is currently implementing the LABS Model, with local partners, as its main driver of change in its youth employment programme across more than 15 countries of Asia, Africa and Latin America. Plan aims to roll-out the LABS intervention to other countries too. It is expected that the project in China will grow evidence for the model, making it an example of how to tackle issues around access to decent work for vulnerable migrant youth. This will enable replication of the model to other provinces in China which have similar socio-economic settings.

Plan Nederland (part of Plan International) is committed to improving children’s rights worldwide and to increasing compliance with the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. In this challenge, Plan puts the rights and opportunities of girls first. Read more about Plan Nederland.