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Current and ground-breaking events

Intimate and magnificent views of our project activities with mini-tours through our pictorial history in a new world of experiences.

Continents, countries, and cultures: immerse yourself in the world of our projects. From the successful farmer in Mali with her mango dream, or the heroic women's cricket player in Bangladesh, a high-level state visit to Indonesia's cocoa plantations, all the way to the committed organic vegetable farmer in Macedonia. And new stories are constantly joining this list.


“To them it is waste, but to us, it is a business and livelihood”


Emmanuel Lucas Malongo and his group was selected to participate in the pilot phase of the Swisscontact Taka ni Mali project in Tanzania. This substantially changed his business and livelihood.


PROMOST creates the opportunities that change lives


Read four success stories from Ruanda of the lives of Aloysie Muhawenimana, Claude Simbankabo, Suzane Ikrukwayo and Enock Niyitegeka.


Visualizing greater opportunities


Learn, Earn and Save - the U-LEARN project in Tanzania.

24-year-old Japhet Deus and 23-year-old Sandari Malima are both school dropouts living in Tanzania. Japhet completed primary school several years ago but did not qualify for further studies while Sandari’s parents did not have enough resources to allow him to proceed with his education.



Learning and harvesting along Lake Victoria, Uganda


The U-Learn project in the Great Lakes Region provides a holisitc package of trainings, skills development and access to finanicial services and more. Read more about the story of David Olyabo, a young fishfarmer in Masese, Uganda and about work safety in fish farming and other sectors of U-Learn.


Bright Future Ahead - Skills Development in Rwanda


Joseline Mutuyimana is a 21 year old woman, who is currently enrolled in an apprenticeship program in Nyamirambo sector, Nyarugenge district, Rwanda. "Despite leather making being a traditionally male dominated field, I was very interested in pursuing it", she says.


Breaking patterns and striking new paths in Myanmar


Three success stories on Local Vocational Training in Myanmar.

The Local Vocational Training (LVT) improves competencies of disadvantaged women and men in the South-East of Myanmar according to labour market demand. This training is part of the Vocational Skills Development Program (VSDP), financed by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC).



Gold dust and coffee beans - a story from Honduras

What do coffee and gold have in common? In the El Paraíso region of Honduras, both commodities are closely tied to the history of the locality Las Selvas.


“With each day of training I felt increasingly confident in my ability to master this profession”

The impact of brief Swisscontact trainings in the town of Bukavu, South Kivu province, Democratic Republic of Congo.

Coaching for Employment and Entrepreneurship project Albania

Coaching for Employment and Entrepreneurship in Albania

Swisscontact runs the Coaching for Employment and Entrepreneurship project (C4EE) in Albania, in partnership with the National Employment Service Directorate. The project aims to improve school-to-work transition and labour market accessibility for vulnerable groups who face significant difficulty finding employment. The 12-month coaching cycle is based on ‘core competencies’, combining training components with individual guidance.


Empowering Women in Myanmar’s Hospitality Sector

Swisscontact, financed by SDC and in partnership with hotels in four of Myanmar’s tourism hotspots, started the Hotel Training Initiative in September 2014. Part of the Vocational Skills Development Programme, the courses offer disadvantaged women and men a chance to learn needed job skills, while supplying much-needed skilled workers to the areas’ hospitality industry. Read how these courses open doors to hospitality careers.

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