Youth Empowerment through Training and Capacity Building
Many youth in Cox's Bazar are subject to unemployment, poverty and illiteracy. They are also facing other social and economic challenges to build their means of livelihood. It is, therefore, important to understand that the youth in Cox's bazar are becoming very prone to be recruited by drug trafficking organizations. JNUS plans to equip them with practical knowledge and skills so that they can engage in social actions and initiatives to uplift their social self-esteem and self-dignity. In this regard, JNUS implemented a project entitled 'Education and Livelihood Training Programme' at three Unions of Ramu Upazilla in Cox's Bazar funded by the Department of Youth Development. The primary objective was to provide training to 25 young people in each Union on skills development programmes. It, funded by Hunger Project, implemented another programme entiled 'Active Citizen Youth Leadership Training Programme' in schools and colleges of Cox's Bazar. It has also been organizing occupational skills development training for the destitute women and the adolescent girls from 2010 and, to date, 130 destitute women and 40 adolescent girls have been trained on Tailoring, Embroidery and basic computer literacy programme.