In the Local Skills Development for Youth (LSDY) project, unemployed young men and women from the Lake Victoria region, which is particularly affected by poverty, received access to modular, needs-oriented vocational education and training. Thanks to the training, they could earn their livelihood on their own as self-employed persons or employees and significantly improve their situation and that of their families. Furthermore, young entrepreneurs, who have already completed their vocational training courses in the last phase, were supported in professionalising their small businesses. Special focus was given to the access to coaching and financial services.
The project made use of innovative vocational training approaches, whether through learning methods in a company (based on a dual vocational training) or work in learning groups. Young adults acquired practical and technical skills and were equipped with financial and life skills to take on their journey into professional life.
Results 2017 - 2020