The Employment Fund (EF) was established in 2008 as a result of a bi-lateral agreement between the Government of Nepal and the Government of Switzerland. HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation Nepal has been managing the Employment Fund Secretariat since its establishment. The objective of the fund was to impart skills training to youth who are unemployed mainly because they do not have proper education and skills demanded by the market. From 2008 to 2015, the fund imparted short-term, market-oriented technical skills training to almost 100,000 young people- mostly poor and disadvantaged youth, with a special focus on women rom disadvantaged backgrounds.
SAMRIDDHI Database Orientation Training
SAMRIDDHI Database Orientation Training to the Database and Field Officers of the Training and Employment Service Providers has been successfully complted in Itahari, State Nr. 1 and Bardibas, State Nr. 2 on 28-29 April 2019 and 2-3 May 2019 respectively.
Nepali youth receive their dream jobs through IFAD supported courses
Ranjana Chaudhary’s story sounds like the stories of many thousands, if not millions, of young people in Nepal. A health emergency pushed her predominantly agricultural family, never very well off, into poverty, forcing her to drop out of school. Given her limited options, she took a job at a beauty salon – but as she had no experience, she had to volunteer her time. Nevertheless, Ranjana saw it as an opportunity to learn.
Like Ranjana, 21-year-old Devkant Chaudhary (no relation) couldn’t pursue higher education due to a lack of funds. It also wasn’t a priority.
Changed Lives, Safe Homes
'Changed Lives, Safe Homes' is the success stories of construction during Employment Fund - Skills for Reconstructin programme period 2015-2020, financed by Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation.