At least 100 youth from Inhassoro district, Inhambane province, will be able to develop life skills and income generation, as a result of the implementation of the Cooperative Groups project, by HELVETAS Mozambique, with funding from the German Agency for International Development (GIZ).
The GC-Inhassoro project launched on September 6 this year, aims to contribute to improving the livelihoods of Mozambican youth through skills development, access to employment and income, stimulating employability in potential sectors despite the difficult economic context and equipping them with appropriate market-oriented skills.
In addition to integrating youth into Cooperative Groups, the project will support 20 trainers in setting up and expanding their businesses and involve relevant government representatives throughout the project.
The Cooperative Groups' "learning by doing" approach consists of training youth in small groups and under the leadership of an artisan who is responsible for teaching practical knowledge on a particular craft. The training takes place in the artisan's establishment and lasts for 6 months.
At the end of the training, youth can be employed by the craftsman or use his facilities and equipment through an established agreement, and trainees can also develop entrepreneurial initiatives.