Youth Employment and Enhancement in Learning Skills among Primary School Children

ASN strongly believes that there is a co-relation between livelihoods and education. Livelihoods contribute to the attainment of education and education in turn contributes significantly to enhance livelihood opportunities. With this background, we are continuing this project called iLEAD (Initiative for Livelihood Education and Development) which is aiming at providing livelihood support to dropout youth of 18 to 25 years from marginalized sections of society through employability training in various trades. From the current focus of employability trainings the programme, would evolve into livelihood promotion in a holistic way.

A large section of children who dropped out of mainstream schooling do not have access to skilful employment due to lack of knowledge and required skills for the market. Finally they land into un-organized sector as semi skilled or un-skilled laborers and work in non-safe environment for poor wage. The livelihood options for this population are minimal and not profitable to help them to lead a dignified life in the society. This not only leads to economic problems such as poverty, un-employment or under employment but also to various social problems such as unrest, communal clashes and crimes in the society. Un-fortunately, the education imparted in schools does not focus on these issues.   In order to address these issues, we have promoted iLEAD which is finding innovative solutions and also developing strategic collaborations to promote market oriented employability and entrepreneurship training targeted at youth.
Purpose

  • To increase access of youths from excluded, marginalized and dalit to livelihood education and development through life skills and personal development.

Target
Saptari and Baglung districts
Target Groups

  • Total 1,400 youths from 18-25 years of age group from Saptari and Baglung districts will be targeted for iLEAD program. They received vocational trainings on different trades for job placement.
  • The proposedaction intends to cover the children in the age group of 6-14 years especially from scheduled castes, tribal communities, backward castes, marginalized communities with emphasis on girl children.