Youth (self) employment & qualification

Youth joblessness is a phenomenon not only in Southern European states but prevails in all countries of the developing world with increasing threats for development and stability. Qualifications for formal employment are desired by many, but jobs are scarce and job creation a longer term solution. Employment bureaus and job centres have to go beyond mere placement or recruiting services. Self-employment through vocational competences, improved personal skills ranging from (financial) literacy to entrepreneurial abilities or inclusion of the youth and informal sectors into value and supply chains are feasible options.

SEEDwork provides this full range of self-employment and empowerment tools including tailor-made entrepreneurship development training programmes –even for illiterate target groups – so that entrepreneurial activities in the survival economy become meaningful providing a solid basis for permanent income. Our experiences in Bangladesh, Nigeria, Morocco or elsewhere prove above average success figures and improved job satisfaction.