Know-How and Skills for Young Tradespeople

Helvetas project in Ethiopia trains young people in professions that are on demand in the job market.


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Helvetas Ethiopia 

Helvetas Swiss Intercooperation is a part of a global network of independent development organizations that has been operating worldwide for the last 65 years. Helvetas works in more than 30 countries across Africa, Asia, Latin America, and Eastern Europe to bring about real change in the lives of over three million disadvantaged individuals each year through projects in water and sanitation, agriculture and nutrition, education, economic development, democracy, and peace. Additionally, Helvetas prioritizes initiatives related to Voice, Inclusion & Cohesion (VIC), Skills, Jobs & Income service (SJC), and Water, Food, and Climate (WFC). Emergency response services are also provided in times of disasters.

Helvetas Ethiopia has been operating in Ethiopia since 2003, working under an agreement with the government of Ethiopia. Our organization focuses on various areas, including rural infrastructure, natural resource management, support to CSO and local governments, skill development & education, and emergency response. Our main objective is to promote sustainable development and combat poverty. We prioritize local development, with a strong emphasis on skill development, access to quality services, resilience, inclusive economic development, and  good governance & peace. To achieve these objectives, we collaborate with individuals from the public, private, and civil society sectors, actively partnering with regional and national NGOs, businesses, and governmental organizations at all levels.

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Skills, Jobs and Income

Lack of education perpetuates inequality and limits economic opportunity. Helvetas enhances the quality of skills training and helps build fair labor markets with decent jobs.

Voice, Inclusion & Cohesion

In many countries where we work, men and women are unable to claim their rights and participate actively in decision-making processes.

WASH Services

Helvetas helps vulnerable populations build resilience and prepare for climate change by securing access to safe water and a stable supply of nutritious food.

Multimedia Stories 

Yezina Overcomes Every Hurdle

Yezina won't let her handicap stop her. She wants to become a successful seamstress who decides her own life.

Where the Sun Pumps the Water

How the construction of a solar pump has made life easier for the people of a small village in Mali.

Benin’s Urban Farmers

Find out how the cultivation of organic vegetables has changed the daily life of many small farmers in Benin for the better.

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