Prevent youth unemployment in the early stages
71 million young people worldwide are unemployed and 156 million young people in employment live in poverty. Economic crises and climate change exacerbate this situation. Many young people find themselves in exploitative and insecure employment. Many young people are highly motivated and have ideas for services or small businesses and want to put them into practice. They lack professional support, start-up capital and a social network to support them. Thus the creative potential of the young people remains unused. Crime and migration are often the only way out.
Many reasons to miss school
There are many reasons why access to school or vocational training is more difficult: young people have to work at home, the routes to school are insecure, the costs of transport to school and school fees are too high. In the case of young women, there is another reason: early pregnancies often mean that they are denied access to training.
Improved access to training
For these reasons, terre des hommes schweiz enables disadvantaged young people, especially girls, to gain access to qualified vocational training. To this end, tutoring courses at school and the teaching of technical, manual and entrepreneurial skills are promoted. In addition, the development of small businesses is supported. This enables young people to offer services and products needed by society and to improve their income. These measures strengthen the self-confidence and social skills of the young people.
Agenda 2030 - Development Goal 8
This part of the project work relates to the fulfilment of sustainable development goal 8 of Agenda 2030 (UNO).
The content of the target:
"Promote sustained, broad-based and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all".
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