| Sep 14, 2016
Jobs pave the path to freedom
Freed Kamlari in tailoring course
NYF recently trained a group of 30 former child slaves to use industrial sewing machines as part of its Vocational Education and Career Counseling program (VECC). The course concluded with a closing ceremony where the young women were awarded certificates and job offers at a garment factory in Kathmandu that produces clothes for export to Europe and the U.S.
“As a child, I worked as a slave and received nothing in return…but now I make over 25,000 rupees ($233 – good money in Nepal) every month and look after my family, Priya, a graduate of the program, said at the ceremony.
With an unemployment rate that hovers around 30 percent, NYF’s VECC program helps young people develop marketable job skills for more than a dozen careers.
VECC counselors assess students to match aptitude and interests with career options. Students receive structured career counseling. Vocational courses are offered through the VECC program, or students are helped to find a training program that suits their needs. After training, NYF helps with job placement or self-employment.
Thank you for helping these young people reach economic independence and a dignified life.
Freed Kamlari display certificate of appreciation
Freed Kamlari complete tailoring course