Basic education and vocational training

The SDC Laos Employment and Skills Development program will start in 2013 and will help young Laotians, especially from ethnic minorities, to get professional skills, find decent employment, and earn higher incomes. Trainings oriented at labor market needs will be supported, and cooperation between training providers and employers will be stimulated.

Children in a classroom in Burkina Faso in 2011
SDC/Nicole Gantenbein

Education means independence, improving chances of finding paid employment and an escape route from poverty. The SDC champions the right to education of the poorest and most disadvantaged, opening the door to their economic, political and social empowerment.

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