Youth employability

Young people who have lost or are at risk of losing parental care often find the transition from school to starting a career particularly challenging. SOS Children’s Villages, together with partners and young people, has been developing innovative ways to ensure a confident transition into independence.

Finding employment and decent work is key for young people to become self-reliant members of their communities, but 68 million young people around the world are unemployed. Those who do find work often have jobs that are unstable. Lack of work can have devastating consequences for young people as it puts them at risk of poverty, social exclusion and exploitation. Communities and societies also suffer cyclical effects if young people fail to become contributing members of society

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