UNIDO with the support of the Government of Japan and in partnership with Komatsu continues to support the JHEOS in providing labour market-oriented training programmes in excavator operation and basic service training. Each year, around 200 young men and women from Liberia are enrolled on training programmes.
Education and skills training are keys to unlocking opportunities for all young people. This is especially important for girls who, in many countries, face unfair challenges excluding them from decent jobs and equal pay.
Kpandyu’s success story and the vocational training provided by the JHEOS in Liberia is an example of how UNIDO is helping to achieve Sustainable Development Goals 5 and 8:
Goal 5 – To achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls
Goal 8 – To achieve employment and decent work for all.
When women and men are more equal, economies grow faster and more people are lifted out of poverty.
All of us should have the chance to seize the opportunities life offers. One of these opportunities is to work, to make a living, to have a decent and fulfilling job.
For more information, please visit the Facebook page of the programme as well as the official webpage.
See also: Women and youth employment in productive activities