Provision of vocational training to select out-of-school adolescent girls and young women and follow-up support for income generation to the trained participants of the Education Joint Project to help vulnerable women cope with COVID 19 Impacts.
Under the first phase of the project ASN accomplished vocational training for 1500 out of school adolescent girls and young women from conflict affected and marginalized families under the different trades based on the in depth need assessment of the direct beneficiaries from Rautahat and Sarlahi which was completed in November 2019. As a part of follow up, ASN supported additional 500 trained women for income generation activities and linkage to the market. AN assessment study which was conducted by ASN in 2019, showed that women, who had not started income generation cited lack of seed fund, raw materials, relevant equipment, and advanced training as the main technical barriers. They also cited that the domestic chores, care work, and mobility restrictions were social barriers for women to enter labour market. In the context of COVID 19, their barriers have been enlarged as they face closure of their business and disruption in the market supply to access raw materials or to reach buyers for their products and above all face survival challenges. Thus, in the current context, to address these needs and bottlenecks of the targeted beneficiaries, the third phase of the project is designed and being implemented in Achham, Bajura, Rautahat, Sarlahi and Sunsari.
Achham, Bajura, Rautahat, Sarlahi and Sunsari districts
4600 out-of-school adolescent girls and young women, aged 16 to 24 years from vulnerable families who attended functional literacy class and vocational training graduates from the first phase of this project
- To enhance opportunities of income generation through provision of vocational training to select additional out-of-school adolescent girls and women who graduated functional literacy training.
- To support economic recovery of the trained participants who had already started income generation that was disrupted due to the COVID pandemic, preventing the reversal of achievement of the project.
- To support the immediate needs of the most vulnerable participants whose livelihoods are more at risk due to their intersecting marginalization and thus preventing from income generation.
- To leverage the skill of the selected project participants who were trained by ASN and had requested support in starting up income generation activities through seed fund and other support to enter into the labor market.
Supported by: UN Women under Education JP