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Innovative Approach to Inclusion of Disadvantaged and Vulnerable Youth, Particularly Young Women, into Employment Opportunities through VET Outreach Program

Plan International Belgium
Year
2019
Type
Grant
Location
Ilemela, Tanzania
Lead applicant
Plan International Belgium
Co-applicants
Vocational Education and Training Authority
Amani Girls Home
Small Industries Development Organization

Summary

The overall objective is to contribute to disadvantaged and vulnerable youth’s, particularly young women’s, improved employability and inclusive access to labour market

Specific objectives are: 

  1. To pilot the transferability of innovative strategies, conducive towards improved market-relevant skills and sustainable employment for disadvantaged and vulnerable youth, particularly young women;
  2. To contribute to an enabling environment for disadvantaged and vulnerable youth, particularly young women, towards improved employability and inclusive access to labour market

Target groups: 400 disadvantaged and vulnerable youth, particularly young women (age 15-24); 800 parents/guardians; 80 members of Youth Forums; 10 master craftspersons; 10 VETA outreach instructors; 16 CRPs; 20 private sector partners; 20 caregivers; 80 district and community leaders

Expected results

  1. 400 disadvantaged and vulnerable youth, particularly young women, have access to and complete VET through an innovative, inclusive and market-driven outreach program;
  2. 300 disadvantaged and vulnerable youth, particularly young women, have successfully transitioned from VET to sustainable and inclusive formal and informal labour market opportunities and financial services;
  3. 300 disadvantaged and vulnerable youth, particularly young women, have benefited from sustained and continuous learning support; 
  4. 300 disadvantaged and vulnerable youth, particularly young women, are empowered to represent their interests in the private sector and government decision-making processes; 
  5. Knowledge on the action’s transferable innovative best practices is identified and disseminated