Platform Cares Training
Platform Cares training enables adolescent boys and girls to earn an income and build crucial life skills. The programmes also engage the private sector to be successful. As PC also known as Platform Cares, we know that young adults lack access to financial capital and have limited opportunities to gain education, knowledge, and skills that can lead to economic advancement. Inadequate policy frameworks and inequitable gender norms also often create barriers to girls’ economic advancement.
It is a common thing to observe that the young adults are unable to complete their studies or get proper jobs due to a lack of skills, which results in their deteriorating financial condition. They then become dependent on others or they are unable to support their families. By providing vocational training to the young adults and women, we can help them a step further so that they could do things on their own and earn their keep. With the vocational training, they can get economically empowered even when they do not have a proper job. They can start businesses, make and sell things from home or get jobs in manufacturing units companies etc.
Despite the clear benefits of investing in employment opportunities for girls, the global economic crisis has created serious challenges for youth employment. According to the International Labor Organizations 2012 report, the global youth unemployment rate has risen since 2007 and medium-term projections suggest little improvement in the next few years. Further, macroeconomic conditions create particular challenges for adolescent girls, who experience greater rates of unemployment compared to boys in nearly every region of the world.
We as Platform Cares, not only prepare or provide various ranges of opportunities for the young adults or women, we also encourage them to be entrepreneurs and start their own businesses rather than waiting to be employed. With the various funding opportunities or access, we will be able to see these young adults less dependent on government social grants as they will be empowered to stand alone within their communities and thereby become a symbol of respect.
Platform Cares demonstrates that economic empowerment can change adolescent young adults’ lives, helping them gain financial independence, establish good saving habits, and improve their future job prospects for participation in the labour force. But economic empowerment initiatives will only succeed with supportive legal and policy environments that advance young adults’ rights and protect them from discrimination and exploitation in the workplace or at their private endeavors.