Skills Development and Employment for Disadvantaged Youth in Vietnam

Partner: REACH
Country: Vietnam
Start date: 01/10/2016
Project type: Vocational & Life skills
Project reach: 4,970 direct beneficiaries

The GSRD Foundation has been supporting the Skills Development and Employment for Disadvantaged Youth project in Vietnam since 2014. The project provides life skills education, formal education support, work readiness training, individual counselling and mentoring to disadvantaged young people in Hanoi and Hue in Vietnam.

The objective of the project is to enable disadvantaged youth, especially adolescent girls and young women in Vietnam, to transform their lives by offering them employable (soft) skills development training and employment programs. The project also focuses on the provision of work skills and helps disadvantaged young people to find jobs by providing vocational training in Food & Beverages, Sales & Marketing, Nail Art, Web & Graphic Design, and Hairdressing. All the students follow an English language course and undergo life skills training to build their confidence, self- esteem and manage their day-to-day activities, with the goal of becoming self-sufficient, confident and valuable members of the wider community.

REACH is a local non-government and non-profit organization in Vietnam that specializes in providing market-driven vocational training (i.e. food & beverage services, housekeeping, sales & marketing, web & graphic design, nail art and hairdressing), career advice and job placement services for disadvantaged Vietnamese young people aged 16-30. Read more about REACH.