Education, Training and Self-employment Programme (ETSEP) for tribal youth

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 were 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 continued 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.

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.

Project Type

Development Project, Education

Project Duration

06/01/2008 to 01/07/2014






Chittagong Hill Tracts, sub-districts Ruma and Thanchi


European Commission, Foundation UNESCO – Education for Children in Need, Passauer Neue Presse, HOPE'87