SINCE

SINCE

Job creation for young people at risk of irregular immigration from the Amhara Region, Ethiopia

517

unemployed young people found a job

35

private enterprises involved in the project

1,6 K

young people had access to vocational training

Increase the employment of young people to reduce the risk of making them fall victim to abuse and physical and psychological violence and the worst forms of exploitation. The project intervenes to combat irregular migration from Ethiopia by promoting the employment in the local production sector of young people between 20 and 34 years of age, the age group most at risk of irregular migration. The project is part of the European Union program "Stemming Irregular Migration in Northern and Central Ethiopia - SINCE", funded under the European Emergency Trust Fund for Africa.

 SUPPORT THE JOB INCLUSION
OF  
UNEMPLOYED YOUNG PEOPLE

CONTEXT
THE IMMIGRATION OF THE ETHIOPIAN YOUNG PEOPLE

The project takes place in the Ahmara region, in the center of northern Ethiopia, where the emigration rate is very high, especially irregular. Developing textile, construction and infrastructure sectors requires new skills, but it is hard to find them, due to the low level of professional training and the low level of salaries offered, often below the expectations of young people. There are no active labor policies taking into account an economic context that is attempting to move from a subsistence economy based on agriculture to an industrial development phase.

TARGET
SOCIAL INCLUSION TO FIGHT IMMIGRATION

We aim at reducing the risks of irregular migration by increasing youth employment in a context of little economic opportunities. The goal of the project is to facilitate the hiring of 1,500 young people. Strengthen the public and private vocational training system, facilitate the matching of job supply and demand, create strategic partnerships between public and private sector by focusing on the protection of human rights, promoting workers' rights, including fair wages and safety at the work place, as well as attention to gender issues.

HOW WE ACT
ENCOURAGING SOCIAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN ETHIOPIA

The project acts to direct young people to quality professional training so as to increase their employment opportunities. Strengthening the vocational training system to create the skills required by the companies that invest in the area, assisting the creation of a job center, training companies on workers' rights and raising awareness on gender issues are the integrated actions implemented.
Research on the economic dynamics of the area and the potential for the creation of industrial districts reinforce the potential of medium and long-term economic policies.

 

RESULTS
YOUNGER EMPLOYEES,
LESS IMMIGRATION

3 professional training schools improve their training offer, aligning it with the job requests of companies, also thanks to the supply of modern machinery. A center for public employment is created to facilitate the matching of job supply and demand, thanks to the construction of a solid public-private partnership. 1,500 young people qualified for quality training are directed towards companies that need skilled labor through job grants, apprenticeship contracts and vouchers. Research on the potential of industrial districts is carried out to provide local public and private actors with the potential of local development.

STORIES
STORIES OF SOCIAL INCLUSION AND HOPE IN THE FUTURE
FEVEN

Feven was born into a very poor family from Dessie. Her mom made baskets and her father cut wood. While studying, Feven began working at 8 years old selling lemons on the street to help support the family. At 18 she migrated to Saudi Arabia where she stayed for 6 years of hard work. Back home, the opportunity to change her life came thanks to the project that allowed her to find a good job in the textile sector. Now she can study and achieve her dream of becoming a fashion designer.

ANWAR

Like so many unemployed young Ethiopians, Anwar was desperate to be unable to help his family. One day he came across the announcement of a new project in the city that allowed him to study and find a job. He managed to be admitted and he passed the course exams finding a job in the construction sector. His salary now allows him to support his family, he has regained his dignity and above all he can now hope for a better future, in which he can open his own business and give work to many other young people looking for a job.

FAIZAH

"For a long time I have been looking for the best way to enhance the results obtained from the training course I had attended. The employment center was crucial: they listened to me and managed to enhance my professional skills. The center for the employment and the people who manage it, help people because they have a true knowledge of the current working reality”.

OTHER WAYS TO DONATE

Beneficiary

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Bank transfer

Banca Unicredit Spa

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Postal order

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