YES Center Tangail

Upazilla: Marzapur
Project Duration: 
01/05/2018 to 30/04/2020
YOU Foundation, HOPE'87
Project Description: 

The purpose of this project was to empower the youth, especially girls and young women, by strengthening their skills and raising their voices for economic self-reliance, and to take leadership roles in poverty alleviation initiatives in Tangail and Dhaka Districts. By developing skills and providing access to information technology, the youth's productivity increased in these areas. 

YES Center Tangail's main training venue was the BASA Training & Research Center (BTRC) located in Pekua, Mirzapur Upazila in Tangail District. The Facilities there included a dedicated training building equipped with accessories and different brands of machinery made for fashion design block bakik and sewing. The outreach training center was a satellite campus of YES Center Dhaka.

The project was started in May 2018 in both districts of Tangail and Dhaka and has been cooperating with local authorities and businesses in order to ensure employment opportunities for the participants and to support female participation in economic activities. The hope was that the youth's life skills would be enhanced, where 80% are girls and young women.

In order to achieve the aim of the project, the YES Centre provided life skills training and six types of separate training sessions such as ICT (computer) training, proficiency in English, industrial sewing machine operation, fashion design and tailoring, beauty-cosmetics as well as a wellness and hotel management course to the targeted beneficiaries. These newly acquired technical and managerial skills then offered new opportunities for wage employment and self-employment to the young people.

Cross cutting issues: 
Youth Employment, Eliminating Poverty, Educational Rights