We will be providing interactive training sessions to help improve the aspiration and employability of 30 refugee youths. After rasising some funds we are still short of about RM 25,000 necessary to cover cost to the training which is happening now till end of Dec, which involves diff venue bookings, charter buses, food and drinks, training material cost, T-Shirts printing, video recording, 5D4N Camp for 50 pax (40 Youths + 3 Trainers + 7 Facilitators). If we are unable to raise the required funds within good time, the program may have to be forcefully cut short making it''''s impact being incomplete. We hereby seek any contribution, however small to help us tie through.
See past event https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PVm3GDAdZ4M&feature=youtu.be and our facebook page https://www.facebook.com/groups/779686235392087/
Self-empowering Transition and Employability Programme (STEP)
Jointly developed by CyberCare and Accenture and endosed by UNHCR, it is a career aspiration and employability programme created for the under privilege youth to equip these youth with a variety of skills inclusive of general awareness, soft skills and employability skills. Opportunities are also created for these youths to expand their reality box and experiences, by providing internship opportunities with participating corporations and organisations, that may lead to permanent employment positions for these youths. It is designed with the intention of supporting youths who are about to leave orphanage homes. These youths are at a stage of making important life decisions that can impact their future. By equipping these youths with critical employability skills, they are able to create a brighter future for themselves, and allows them to break out of the poverty and adversity cycle. Most of the youth face challenges in:
1. Confidence and trust to express themselves and communicate with others, especially in English
2. Having a mentor and opportunity to discover their potentials and capabilities
3. Opportunity to showcase their talent and exposure in different experience and working industry
4. Lack of career aspiration and proper guidance in preparation to be independent adult.
5. Lack of access to trainings, example: soft skills, ICT skills and other interactive training opportunity to empower them to become a leader for themselves.
6. Lack of opportunity and safe platform for them to create friendship and built trusting relationship out of their community.
STEP 2.1 Opening Doors for Drop-out Refugees Youth - A Joint Collaboration with UNHCR
This time we specifically customized the project for refugee youths who have dropped out from school and will be piloting it with full support by United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Malaysia for the 40 refugees aged 15-18 within Kuala Lumpur Malaysia of mainly three categories:
1) Born and educated in Malaysia,
2) Grew up in refugee camps and may have been educated and well-trained by NGOs,
3) Never went to school, completely illiterate and lost
It is be a 9 full weekends of Training will be held between end-October till mid-December, followed by a 5 days 4 nights full stayed in camp giving most of the Refugee Youth’s first time experience learning in a totally different environment and building trust within themselves and the facilitators. This is to :
1. To open their minds to possibilities of a better future and beyond day-to-day survival.
2. To create a fun, interactive learning environment where mistakes are mandatory and progress is evaluated and followed up in order to instil the importance of learning and empower them with the desire to learn
3. To help them discover their potentials, talents, capabilities through rigorous but creative approaches and therefore increase their self-esteem and confidence
4. To encourage and reward discipline in the workshop where practices are guided and demonstrated
5. To help build an inclusive community of friendship and belonging among different groups of refugees