Chittagong Hill Tracts: Skill training for employment creation

Education, Training and Self-employment Programme (ETSEP) for tribal youth
Country: 
Bangladesh
Project Duration: 
06/01/2008 to 01/07/2014
Status: 
Completed
Donor(s): 
European Commission, Foundation UNESCO- Education for Children in Need, Passauer Neue Presse, HOPE'87
Project Description: 

Project Description

The ETSEP project has been the asset of the local community and the partner NGO – TOYMU since the very start. Its goals consisted of skills training in various trades provided for the unemployed tribal young men and women in the very remote area of Chittagong Hill Tracts. Two residential training centres have already been set up in the sub-districts of Ruma and Thanchi with the necessary training equipment and furniture.

In cooperation with the local NGO TOYMU, HOPE’87 Bangladesh has been continuing the training courses. They enable beneficiaries to gain access to the job market and to motivate them to set up small self-employed enterprises in their respective trades.

Cross cutting issues: 

Democracy & Human Rights, Gender Equality, Poverty Allevation, Capacity Development

Project Background: 

Since its establishment in 1990, the HOPE’87 Bangladesh Country Office has been focusing on supporting target groups such as children with disabilities, orphans, working children and indigenous people. Activities concentrate on youth skills training, income generation, social awareness training, youth development and international exchange.