Youth Employment

Growing up in poverty and conflict can have a devastating effect on children and youth. WUSC offers opportunities for young people who might otherwise fall through the cracks. We aim to develop youth’s employability skills, so that they are better equipped to find jobs and provide for themselves and their families. WUSC’s work in this area includes:

  • delivering vocational training and enhanced employment opportunities for trauma-affected young women and men in Sri Lanka;
  • building the confidence, knowledge, and skills of tsunami-affected youth and transitioning former child combatants from a military to civilian life in Sri Lanka;
  • offering vocational training for youth after decades of civil war and unrest in South Sudan.