As part of the EU-funded ‘SAY YES Skills for Jobs’ project, World Vision Georgia is expanding the number of youth clubs around the country to promote the development of knowledge and skills among young people living in the regions.
In the course of November, new clubs were opened in Samegrelo and Imereti, while in Zugdidi a Skills and Knowledge for Youth Economic Empowerment (SKYE) club was opened with the support of the Shota Meskhia State Teaching University, which has provided a venue for the youth club’s regular meetings.
Following that, another two new clubs were opened in Kutaisi and Bagdati. Thanks to the partnership with the Social Service Agency, the Kutaisi youth club gives an opportunity to seven disabled young people to enhance their livelihoods and foster their integration into society. The Bagdati youth club was set up as a result of a successful cooperation with the local municipality.
SKYE clubs give an opportunity to young people aged 16 to 25 to learn and take care of their community together. They are designed to run on an 18-month cycle, and provide practical and customised support for groups of 10 to 25 young people.
The SKYE clubs have been set up within the framework of the EU4Youth – SAY YES Skills for Jobs project, which is funded by the European Union and aims to contribute to jobs and self-employment among young women and men aged between 15 and 35 in Armenia and Georgia, particularly those with fewer opportunities and from vulnerable groups, by carrying out a series of activities focused on education and training, advocacy and youth work. It is implemented in Georgia by World Vision Georgia.
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