The population of Honduras suffers from poverty, violence, corruption and unemployment. According to the National Statistics Institute of Honduras (INE), the unemployment rate is slightly over 7%; however, if the under-employment rate is added to this, it surpasses 40%, with young people comprising the largest group of unemployed. Furthermore, this group also faces the criminality of gangs and organised crime.
Swisscontact is the lead implementer of the PROJOVEN Project, which is funded by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC). Over its four-year project term, it aims to facilitate labour force incorporation, self-employment and the promotion of entrepreneurship.
The project facilitates labour force training and job placement, self-employment and the generation of income for men and women at risk of social exclusion.. It aspires to create opportunities that contribute to inclusive economic development, violence prevention and contirbute to social stability.
The project has improved the quality of training in two modalities: Popular Courses and Workshops and Professional Training Centres, adjusting the training to the required skills of dynamic sectors, such as construction and tourism. PROJOVEN also fosters self-employment as an alternative for generating income and transforming lives.
Results as of December 2016
2013 - 2017
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