Many young adults in the poor districts of Bogotá have fled the civil war from rural areas and are trying to build a new life in the city. However, they lack training, a network and the right behaviour when it comes to job applications. As a result, the unemployment rate of young refugees is 58%. Frustrated, some are susceptible to the promises of criminal gangs or struggle along as poorly paid day labourers.
Our project approach
We provide 600 internally displaced and marginalised young adults with formal vocational training. After graduation, we support them in finding a formal job with guaranteed minimum wage and social benefits and accompany them for the first few months in their new job. Parallel to their vocational training, we strengthen their social and conflict resolution skills.