UN-World Youth Skills Day

On the 15th of July we are celebrating the UN-World Youth Skills Day.

Education and training are central to the achievement of the 2030 Agenda and are fully captured by Sustainable Development Goal 4 “Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all”.

Youth employment and youth training through skills is an essential part in all projects of HOPE’87, which devote special attention to the acquisition of technical and affordable quality vocational skills development for employment, decent work and entrepreneurship, the elimination of gender disparity as well as to ensuring access for the vulnerable.

In April, HOPE’87 successfully completed the project “Youth Empowerment through Skill Training” at the Yes Centre India at Don Bosco Hospet. The project aimed at empowering girls and young women by strengthening their vocational skills and voices for economic self-reliance to take a leadership role in poverty alleviation initiatives in Karnataka state.

Over the last three and half years, around 400 women completed additional trainings in entrepreneurship, women rights and community-based disaster management skills and were equipped with business skills, rights awareness, knowledge and resilience skills for disaster management as well as self-confidence. As a result, more than 80% of the trainees are now either placed in jobs or started their self-employment units.

HOPE’87 is thus happy to have contributed to the empowerment of marginalized women in terms of skills, education, gender equality, decision making and economic development through the project “Youth Empowerment through Skill Training”, which is all the more important during the current global pandemic. 

HOPE'87 expresses its gratitude to its partners, the "YOU Foundation-Education for Children in Need" in Düsseldorf/Germany, and the donor "ESPRIT" for their valuable support and cooperation.