Project #176 | Vocational Education for Young Adults in Nepal

Our partnership with Nepal Youth Foundation

In Nepal, over 40% of people live on less than $3.50 per day and the majority of kids don’t make it past the 10th grade. Young Nepalese often times find themselves leaving their families to work as cheap construction or domestic laborers in The Persian Gulf and India, where they are subject to intense exploitation or worse. In 2015, of the 500,000 people who migrated to work abroad, 1,000 died in dangerous work scenarios. Nepal is in dire need of skilled labor, and Vocational Education could provide the skills for necessary employment while keeping families together and workers safe. Past results have shown that Vocational school graduates can earn as much as $5,000 annually – a great amount by Nepalese standards.

One Day’s Wages partnered with the Nepal Youth Foundation to provide scholarships at the Olgapuri Vocational School in order to aid young Nepalese people with employable skills in electrical and plumbing work. In addition, the Nepal Youth Foundation staff helped students through aptitude assessments and career counseling to help secure employment upon graduation.

Our Collective Impact

People Received Vocational Training

People Received Career Counseling

People Received Psychological Support

Meet Umesh

Umesh grew up in the city of Barbardiya, and has always been fascinated by electricity. His interest led him to tinker with things around his house for years, and eventually begin to working with local electricians here and there to earn a little money to support his family. When he heard about the Nepal Youth Foundation course, he was interested but reluctant and did not think it would be worth the wages he would loose.

He now looks back and is incredibly grateful for the opportunity he had to supplement his pre-exsisting knowledge with a formal training program. With a professional certification in hand, he has now been hired by the municipality. Umesh now talks about how proud he is, of the quality of his work, and how grateful he is to everyone who made the training possible for him!

Thank you for making this possible!

Our movement is grassroots, to us that not only means the work on the ground is led by local leaders with the support of the community, but it also means that we raise the funds for our projects through everyday donors just like you. In addition to all the donors that gave $25, $100, or $250 and the campaigners that ran a race or donated their birthday to raise funds, we also want to thank our generous business, school, and faith sponsors who believed in our work and joined the movement.

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