Education & Skills
Over 58 million children all over the world cannot attend school despite their indisputable right to education. In many countries, school tuition is denied to children due to armed conflicts, poverty, humanitarian disasters, or simply due to educational systems which practice gender-related, ethnic, or medical condition discrimination.
Illiterate or poorly educated young people lacking practical skills are vulnerable to poverty and exploitation because there is no demand for them in the labour market. Therefore, they have very limited freedom when making decisions about their own lives. This presents challenges with extreme urgency in view of the fact that there is a record number of young people in the world and limited options for creating new jobs People in Need actively attempts to tackle these global challenges. We must realize what important role education plays in the transformation process of developing countries. Not only does it improve prospects of employment, thereby reducing the risk of poverty, hunger, and illness, but it also increases the potential of men and women to fight against discrimination. It motivates them to more actively participate in public life and promotion of their interests in society. We also believe that in areas stricken by armed conflict, attending school brings some order and also happiness into the lives of children.
Our educational programmes aim to provide quality primary education for all children regardless of origin, religious belief, gender, or medical condition.
We also assist with the employment of young people. Through vocational education and training in entrepreneurship and other skills, we assist them in establishing a business or finding a job.
Through our educational programmes we also encourage young people to actively engage in public life around them and assist them in the creation of a responsible, democratic society.
Ongoing ActivitiesORPast Activities
Toward Inclusive Employment for People with Disabilities
This project will promote inclusive education by focusing on providing technical support on the development of guidelines for inclusive education and training of trainers, as well as technical assistance. Adjustment of TVET center's equipment to facilitate access to training for people with disabilities. In addition, the project will also provide training along with technical support on entrepreneurship and provide opportunities to participate in business incubation programs for people with disabilities.
Partnership for Employment and Skills Development (PESD)
The ongoing economic transformation contributed to further decrease in the number of youth employed in agriculture to 47.1% in 2014. While in 1998, the share of youth employed in the agricultural sector was approximately 83.5 %. This trend has an ultimate impact on agriculture-related activities such as agro-processing. One of the factors exacerbating this situation is poor and inadequate curriculums, which are not in line with regional trends of development. Other factors like low capacities and skills of technical teachers or weak linkages between the private sector and technical schools, only contribute to slowing the development of the agro-processing sector.
The PESD project aims to develop a new technical program (agro-food processing) for the technical students at the National Vocation Institute of Battambang (NVIB) to improve economic and employment situation by strengthening the quality of secondary technical and vocational education and training and building partnership between NVIB and private sector. PESD is initially designed to: (i) improve TVET program quality to meet national and international market demands; (ii) increase equitable access to TVET education for enhancing employment generation; (iii) promote Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) between the institution and private sector, and relevant partner institutions; (iv) improve the governance of TVET system.
The project aims to enable equal access to relevant technical education for youths to seize decent employment opportunities and foster the growth of the agro-processing industry in Cambodia.
Fostering Transition to Employment for Youth (FTE 4 Youth)
Fostering Transition to Employment for Youth (FTE4Youth) Project is a 3-years project (2019-2021) implemented by PIN at Kampong Chhnang Provincial Training Center (PTC) with the fund from Czech Development Agency. The project aims to enhance the capacities of the Provincial Training Center (PTC) in Kampong Chhnang and the employability of youth by: (i) improving the quality of technical and vocational education at the training center; (ii) ensuring that the courses, equipment, and infrastructure are responsive to the demand of labor market, thus increasing youths’ participation to TVET program; (iii) building Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) between Provincial Training Center and the private companies while strengthening coordination with other government agencies and other departments; (iv) creating decent job opportunities for youths and fostering entrepreneurship for TVET graduates. The project aims to:
Contribute to achieving full and productive employment and decent work for all women and men, including for young people and persons with disabilities, and equal pay for work of equal value. (SDG 8.5)
Ensure that youths are able to access relevant skills matching the needs of the private sector, and are aware of decent job opportunities as a result of improved educational and managerial capacities of the Provincial Training Centre in Kampong Chhnang as well as employment-boosting initiatives.
The ultimate goal of the project is to enable youth to transit to decent employment opportunities thanks to the relevant skillset acquired through the Provincial Training Centre in Kampong Chhnang.
FTE 4 Youth uses a systemic approach that aims to address the root causes of underperformance of the labor market system thus ensuring the long-term sustainability of the initiative