Employability and empowerment

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  • Enhancing youth employability in Latin America

    20.04.2017 - Two new initiatives have been launched to help foster youth employability in Latin America. SOS Children’s Villages is teaming up with partners to provide a range of opportunities for young people to build their skills and prepare for the job market. More 
  • YouthCan! - Launching the new global partnership for youth employability

    01.03.2017 - On 1 March, SOS Children’s Villages launched the new global partnership YouthCan! in Johannesburg, South Africa. YouthCan! helps to empower young people to successfully manage the transition into independent life and the job market. More 
  • SOS Children's Villages' vocational training centre in Lilongwe, Malawi

    Malawi: Training brings change

    21.02.2017 - In Malawi, SOS Children's Villages is working with a partner organisation to empower sexually exploited girls and young women through vocational training, giving them the opportunity to have an alternative and independent way to earn a living. More 
  • Partnering with local businesses to help young people on their way to independence

    27.01.2017 - Finding work and becoming independent is not easy for young people in Peru. SOS Children's Villages Peru has paired up with a local company to provide young people who cannot count on the support network of a family with internship opportunities. More 
  • Empowering vulnerable families in Cape Verde

    17.01.2017 - When parents find themselves trapped in difficult living conditions, their families may be at risk of breakdown and separation. With assistance from SOS Children’s Villages, Margarida, a single mother from Cape Verde, has defied unemployment and poverty and is building a better future for her children. More 
  • Mobile learning helps young Cambodians improve their skills

    12.12.2016 - In Cambodia, a mobile phone-based learning project gives young people the opportunity to build skills that help increase their employment prospects. More 
  • Young entrepreneurs: Growing a business from the ground up

    05.12.2016 - Young people face significant challenges when they try to transition into the labour market. Often, there are not enough jobs or young people do not have adequate skills to find work. Entrepreneurship training is one way to help bridge this gap in Uganda. More 
  • Working with families to become self-reliant

    24.11.2016 - Single-parent families tend to be particularly vulnerable to economic hardship. In Namibia, SOS Children’s Villages is working with disadvantaged families, including single mothers, and communities to become self-reliant and build long-term resilience. More 
  • International partnership to expand employment opportunities for under-served youth

    25.10.2016 - A global partnership announced today between the Youth Career Initiative and SOS Children’s Villages International aims to help thousands of disadvantaged young people develop the skills and connections they need to secure decent work. More