ivermectin for sale in nigeria Skill Development for Unemployed Youth among the resettled families
The Tertiary and Vocational Education act was reconstituted under Act. No 50 of 1999 in Sri Lanka. The policy development, Planning, Co-ordination and Development of the Tertiary Education and Vocational Education is the main focus under revised act. Accordingly the relevant ministries have established sufficient number of VTA centres in most of the districts in the country. The District Vocational Training Centre is one of the VTA training institutions functioning in the war affected districts. Yet, financial incapacity of low income families is a visible problem being faced by a considerable number of unemployed youth in the districts covered by RAHAMA Sri Lanka. Inclusively, youth face many challenges to find jobs or the economic opportunities as many youth do not possess required vocational skills to find suitable employments.[read more=”Read More” less=”Read Less”] In this context, with the acceptance of the Divisional Secretaries, RAHAMA launched a joint project to assist several batches of youth including disabled youth to follow the courses of VTA conducted by the DVTC centres. Under a programme called ‘ Creating employment for youth’ RAHAMA assisted unskilled youth in technical training and personal development. Along with employment-related courses like IT, leather product, tailoring, and motor cycle maintenance, youth could find employment or to start self employment avenues and could be the bread-winners of their families.
The OJD training courses comprises six months theoretical training and another six months on-the-job training in a certified work place On completion of the courses, those certificate holder youth are assisted by both DVTC and RAHAMA either to find job placements or to start self employment.
Under the pilot project of creating employment for unemployed youth, RAHAMA in collaboration with Voc. Training centers in Mullaithivu and Kilinochchi districts in Sri Lanka assisted 247 youth financially through the funds made available by NORAD Through FORUT Norway. More youth await to access same facility yet RAHAMA can meet such needs based on the accessibility for external support.
District Vocational Centre in one of their reports pointed out that compared with previous years students’ dropout rate is very low nearly 10% and their participation in extracurricular activities is high by the carrier guidance and leadership training provided by RAHAMA .
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The prolonged conflicts have created new bread winners among the families, men/women/youths who are in a situation to find income for survival. Youth returned after a duration of displacement are facing problems to create employment for themselves. At the same time the youth groups are still harbouring some fear about the security situation. Under the current post war circumstance too, young widows and abandoned women with children is a common incidence. In a short summary, several batches of youth could follow Vocational training courses conducted by District Vocational Training Centre with financial assistance made available by RAHAMA Sri Lanka based on an agreed proposal. Persisted Poverty was a main barrier for selected youth to continue six months courses uninterruptedly. Secondly, the insufficient investment to purchase tools and equipment to start self employment after the completion of courses. RAHAMA provided necessary assistance to overcome these two challenges. Batch of disabled youth could start self employment such as; Hand phone repair, earning regular income which is a great achievement. The Audit firm named Accounting Systems and Management Consultants (Pvt) Ltd commended as follows after the audit done in 2017 on the scheme of RAHAMA. On Youth training / employment
“Within the above context the achievements of RAHAMA are commendable. Finding answers to some of the questions are a challenge due to the fact that a large percentage cannot reach the job market according to the figures provided by the institutions.
Therefore we are not judging the status of the trained youths on the basis of risks but agree with the implementing agencies, and donor support that the socio economic part of the recovery has reached a relatively high position in the sector, although the effects are very marginal. [/read]
Müllheim In-depth assessment on Youth Skills Development and Employment Creation – Vocational Education in War-Affected Region in the Northern Sri Lanka, implemented by RAHAMA
The reconstruction projects in the North are implemented by the Government and Private sector. The INGO sector and the UN sector who were playing major parts in the rehabilitation process have scaled down their projects, and specially the INGO sector agencies have pulled out of the districts where the recovery and rehabilitation activities are going on.
One has to ask a question as to what the benefits reaped by the resettler population who are returning after the war to the places where they are expected to be settled down are, in the highly unsettled political conditions where the needy and poor are trying to escape from the poverty trap.
The war has created new bread winners among the families, men/women/youths who are in a situation to find income for survival. The ex-combatants who returned from the rehabilitation camps are facing problems to create employment for themselves. At the same time the youth groups are still harbouring some fear about the security situation. The war also resulted in very many young widows and abandoned women with children. Traditionally the girls are given less priority to move around the areas, and confined to the shelters and homes, and then given in marriage.
We are giving a short summary based on our conclusions and findings. In our opinion the following areas should be taken into consideration when you assess this kind of programs in the post war context.
Within the above context the achievements of RAHAMA are commendable. Finding answers to some of the questions are a challenge due to the fact that a large percentage cannot reach the job market according to the figures provided by the institutions.
Therefore we are not judging the status of the trained youths on the basis of risks but agree with the implementing agencies, and donor support that the socio economic part of the recovery has reached a relatively high position in the sector, although the effects are very marginal.
The other issue that we want to highlight is the status of government run institutors in northern Sri Lanka. They lack resources and capacity leaving agencies such as RAHAMA to rescue the curriculums and courses by finding solutions to sort out the erupting problems which may have an impact on the ongoing training. Such setbacks may lead to the frustration of youths who leave the courses without any advance notice, to join other vocations, not considering the benefit they can reach by the training.
Therefore it is necessary for RAHAMA to make a clear assessment of the courses and resource requirements before they embark on a new set of training courses.
More importantly the donors should make sure that agreed funds for this kind of programs must be made available without any curtailment for the following reasons;
- All the programs are monitored by the government closely and failure or reduction may create a negative impact on the agencies.
- Linked to the above the affected population targets are youths.
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