With one quarter of the population living below the poverty line, providing basic food and shelter for their families is a top priority for youth in Nepal. Young men and women begin working at an early age taking whatever job they can find and as a result, youth do not have the time or the means to further their professional skills.
Women especially have a difficult time finding quality jobs as social and cultural norms keep them out of the workforce. The young women who do have jobs often face widespread gender discrimination.
- 45,000 young women and men from marginalized groups trained for employment: it is expected that 80% will secure employment following training
- 10 public sector training institutions strengthened to deliver market driven training that meets employer standards and requirements
- The Council for Technical Education and Vocational Training (CTEVT) renewed and restructured to provide exemplary leadership and direction for employment development and training in Nepal