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In Nicaragua, Programme Helps Youth Create Businesses

As a child in Nicaragua, Leyli Siles studied, ran and played hide-and-seek just like any other little girl, even though she was deaf and born into a poor family. But by adolescence she began to feel that her hearing impairment was checking her aspirations.
As the years went by, Siles became despondent as the reality of […]

2 September 2013|News for Youth, News Stories|

In Georgia, Vocational Training Equips Youth for Job Market

Last year, 19-year-old Nino Narmania learnt she needed computer skills to do her favourite job—sewing and making clothes. Intrigued and excited by the project, she enrolled in a college-level professional tailoring programme in Poti, a provincial town in western Georgia.
Together with 50 other young women, she was the first to reap the benefits of quality […]

2 September 2013|News for Youth, News Stories|

Tackling Youth Unemployment

Sierra Leone, a country once riddled by suffering and stagnation caused by years of civil war and gun-toting youth rampaging through the countryside, is now slowly managing to include marginalized youth into participating in national development and social transformation. Youth unemployment is one of the major causes of war in Sierra Leone and a serious […]

31 August 2013|News for Youth, News Stories|

Training Beninese Youth in Agribusiness

Cybelle Agossou, the youngest of a family of six children, decided to enroll in a practical training course to become self-employed and help her parents. Today, at age 20, she manages a small soap-making business and employs four people.

Cybelle took an 18-month training course at the SonghaiCenter in Porto-Novo, the political capital of Benin. Supported […]

31 August 2013|News for Youth, News Stories|

A Future for Young People in Bosnia and Herzegovina

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At 25, Aleksandar Vrhovac, a resident of Banja Luka in Bosnia and Herzegovina, had no previous work experience. He knew nothing about how to prepare a resume, look for a job or present himself in an interview—until he went to one of the new centres for information, counselling and education opening up across the […]

30 August 2013|News for Youth, News Stories|

Agriculture Opens New Doors for Young Jamaicans

Kingston – Some 650 young and jobless women and men in four impoverished areas of Jamaica have received training in cultivation and food production skills to boost their job opportunities in local farming and agro-industries.
Through a three-year programme started in January 2010 by the Government and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the young people […]

28 August 2013|News for Youth, News Stories|

UNDP and Youth

27 August 2013|UN Entities, UN Programmes on Youth|

UNDP: United Nations Development Programme

27 August 2013|UN Entities, UN Entities Scope of Work|

In Venezuela, Music Provides Hope for Impoverished Youth”

Nehyda Alas, a teacher and director of Venezuela’s Teresa Carreño Youth Symphony Orchestra, believes that when children are exposed to music their behaviour improves.
He should know. Alas has been teaching music education to at-risk youth from Caracas’ poor communities, where children and teens are highly vulnerable to being drawn into the violence and crime that […]

25 August 2013|News for Youth, News Stories|