In 2018, the first results began to be felt: Plan International El Salvador implemented an extension of a project called Youth Employment Solutions (YES for its acronym in English) in 2011. This project’s aim was to improve the living conditions of the young population through (self-)employment. Swisscontact was responsible for the implementation of the aspect of “Self-Employment Promotion”.
The project improved the social fabric, as well as the economic and productive conditions of young Salvadorans by honing their skills and promoting economic empowerment through employment and self-employment. Furthermore, it also addressed the knowledge gap that young men and women had with regards to setting up companies. To this end, 3 training curricula were developed and institutionalised: entrepreneurship development, green businesses and sustainable agriculture.
The main activities developed were: