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Promoting entrepreneurship to combat youth unemployment

Lilongwe, 16 February 2015 — Youth unemployment is a serious issue in Malawi, which threatens to cause instability in this comparatively stable African country. Promoting entrepreneurship is one means to engage the country's disaffected youth. See more.

"Làm đẹp để sống – Sống để làm đẹp": Một dự án CSR thiết thực

Ho Chi Minh City, 13 Tháng Hai 2015 — "Làm đẹp để sống – Sống để làm đẹp", một dự án CSR của L'Oréal, là một trong số ít những sáng kiến có khả năng kết nối chuyên môn của doanh nghiệp và nhu cầu thiết yếu của cộng đồng, đồng thời lại gắn liền với triết lý kinh doanh của doanh nghiệp – rằng "mỗi người phụ nữ đều xứng đáng được đẹp theo cách riêng của mình." Xem thêm.

Posyantek mendorong kemandirian ekonomi masyarakat miskin kota

Jakarta, 11 Februari 2015 — Keberadaan pemuda di wilayah miskin perkotaan kerap diabaikan. Pembangunan hanya melihat mereka sebagai objek dan bukan subjek dari perubahan sehingga mereka kerap tersingkir. Adanya organisasi komunitas Sanggar Ciliwung membantu mereka mandiri dengan memberikan pelatihan dan pengenalan terhadap seni. Baca lebih lanjut.

Educación en oficios tradicionales para combatir la pobreza y la exclusión social

Bogotá, 10 febrero 2015 — La falta de capacitación, la pobreza y las altas tasas de desempleo pone a los jóvenes desplazados en Bogotá en alto riesgo de exclusión social. La Escuela Taller de Bogotá ofrece programas de capacitación en oficios tradicionales, como la cocina, la carpintería o la construcción, destinados a este colectivo. Leer más.

Formación de líderes de escasos recursos

Mexico D.F., 9 febrero 2015 — INROADS en la Ciudad de México capacita a jóvenes universitarios talentosos y de escasos recursos para incluirlos y vincularlos al mundo laboral y promover su desarrollo profesional y personal a través del "Programa de Formación de Líderes INROADS"; de tal forma que el sector empresarial aproveche del potencial de estos jóvenes que, sin importar su condición económica, son transformados en líderes. Leer más.

Change agents emerge from Mumbai's red light district

Mumbai, 6 February 2015 — Programs that work with marginalized groups around the city focus mainly on providing education or skills training. Robin Chaurasiya, founder of an NGO called Kranti in Mumbai, says that this is especially true among the programs to help daughters of sex workers. Most girls are given cooking, cleaning, or jewelry-making skills; Chaurasiya believes the young women could do so much more, and thus, Kranti. The organization sees young women as revolutionaries and helps build them into leaders of social change. See more.

কারিগরী প্রশিক্ষণের মাধ্যমে জেলে সম্প্রদায়ের ক্ষমতায়ন

Chittagong, 5 February 2015 — কারিতাস চট্টগ্রাম ও তাড়াতাড়ি, চট্টগ্রামের উপকূলবর্তী জেলে সম্প্রদায়ের জন্য বৃত্তিমূলক শিক্ষা প্রদানের উদ্দেশ্যে একটি নতুন অংশীদারিত্ব গঠন করে। এই সামাজিক উদ্যোগ, যুবসম্প্রদায়ের মধ্যে যারা শিক্ষা-ব্যবস্থা ব্যয়বহুল হবার কারণে স্কুলে যাওয়া ছেড়ে দেয় তাদের জন্য প্রশিক্ষণ, সেইসাথে বাসস্থান এবং অন্যান্য সুবিধা দিয়ে থাকে। এই প্রশিক্ষণ তাদেরকে জীবিকা নির্বাহের জন্য প্রয়োজনীয় দক্ষতা দিয়ে থাকে, যা তাদের কর্মসংস্থান খুঁজে পেতে সাহায্য করে। এছাড়া, এই প্রশিক্ষণ তাদের পরিবারকে জীবনধারণের অভিনব পদ্ধতি সৃষ্টিতে সাহায্য করে। See more.

Impact-sourcing, demographics, and the details of youth unemployment

Nairobi, 4 February 2015 — Over 90 percent of Kenyans under 30 can read and write, resulting in a highly-skilled population that faces seemly intractable unemployment rates reaching up to 70 percent in some communities. Impact-sourcing, a strategy that targets employment of impoverished and disadvantaged individuals, and technology literacy programs have the potential to leverage Kenya's comparative advantage. See more.

دور المجتمع المدني في حل مشكلة البطالة: تجربة مؤسسة ساويرس

Cairo, 3 February 2015 — تبدو مشكلة البطالة كأزمة لا تنتهي في مصر وأغلب الدول العربية. وإيمانا منها بدورها الريادي قامت مؤسسة ساويسرس باعتماد منهج فريد يتمحور حول خططها لإحياء الصناعات التقليدية وتشغيل المزيد من الشباب في عدة أماكن عمل وتخفيف الفقر عن كاهل المواطنين ... اقرأ المزيد هنا

The meanings of empowerment? Alternative architectural education and the launch of "Open Architecture" in Cape Town

Cape Town, 2 February 2015 — Due to the lasting socio-spatial consequences of apartheid, the spatial disciplines hold a particular importance in the post-apartheid context of societal transformation. However, in the field of architecture today the bulk of persons previously disadvantaged by the apartheid system are still registered at only draughtsperson or technologist levels and not as fully qualified professionals, and thus are constrained in their ability to better engage their contexts and empower their communities. Now a new and alternative mode of education known as "Open Architecture" utilizes part-time, practice-based, and online learning to respond much more directly to these challenges. See more.