The project will be concentrated in two regions of Madagascar: Diana (North) and Analamanga (Centre).
Helvetas decided to launch the MIASA in six townships within Diana and Analamanga and aims at improving the level of professional training in Madagascar, offering prospective jobs and improved quality of life to unemployed youths. The aim is to contribute towards local sustainable development starting with the young and motivated workforce.
This is the second year NFA has backed this project.
- Youth acquire technical know-how and life skills which will facilitate their transition into employment.
- Training centres, private and none, provide kids with accessible training, geared towards market requirements facilitating both employment and/or means of making a living.
- Youth and/or youth committees take an active part in local decision making related to training development projects.
This excludes them from participating in local decision-making and development. In addition to all of this, it is very rare for people to discuss VD prevention and family planning. Hence teen pregnancies are very frequent.
The Madagascan government is attempting to improve work prospects for youths who have had to drop out of school. Yet the current 275 State and privately run training centers can accommodate a maximum of 50,000 students – which corresponds to roughly 1% of unemployed youngsters. Nobody else can benefit from this offer because they often live very far from the training centers and are not even aware of their existence.