| Apr 20, 2018
Your support creates previously unimagined opportunity
Auxiliary Nurse Midwife training graduate at work
While academic education can transform lives, it’s not appropriate for everyone. NYF's focus on vocational training is an essential investment in a country where child labor is common and about one quarter of the population lives below the poverty line. Vocational Education and Career Counseling (VECC) provides occupational training and guidance for youth whose background of deprivation and hardship keeps them from succeeding academically. VECC provides unparalleled opportunities for girls rescued from Kamlari servitude and for NYF scholarship recipients.
In Nepal, the rate of youth unemployment and underemployment hovers around 50%, yet 94% of NYF’s vocational training graduates so far have been able to secure employment.
Excellent vocational training is imperative in Nepal, and NYF’s established VECC program and new Olgapuri Vocational School (OVS) help to meet that need. NYF sponsors students in vocational courses through VECC and helps them find jobs, providing career counseling and training to more than 6,500 youth since the program began.
Additionally, through OVS, NYF provides first-rate training to 320 carpenters, welders, plumbers, and electricians annually. Since the 2015 earthquakes, which destroyed hundreds of thousands of structures, such skills are in high demand.
These well-paying jobs are traditionally held by men, but NYF is encouraging and training women to fill these positions as well. Of the first handful of women who have been trained at OVS as carpenters, electricians and plumbers, all of them have found employment.
Thank you for being an important part of their life-transforming path to self-sufficiency. Together we are creating previously unimagined opportunity!
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Carpentry training at Olgapuri Vocational School