In Sri-Lanka, WUSC initiatives have trained 30,000 youth since 1989 and raised employment levels by 60% / to above 60%. WUSC has done ground-breaking work to support women entering non-traditional trades and contributed significant to the economic emergence of post-conflict Sri Lanka. With operations across the entire island country, WUSC has been addressing needs of marginalized women and youth right in their communities.
WUSC recently held a conference in Colombo to bring together stakeholders from across the vocational training sector – institutes, trainees, employers, government officials, gender specialists and various paneilsts – to share lessons learned and recognize the remarkable progress that has been made in youth employment.
For key insights regarding sustainable livelihoods, economic empowerment and equality between women and men, we invite you to take the time to view this video summarizing the National Conference on Achievements and Lessons Learned from the Project for Rehabilitation throug Education and Training (PRET-OPTIONS).
A publication in three languages - English, Sinhala and Tamil - will also be available shortly.
The PRET OPTIONS project received funding from the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada as well as from the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.