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YuWaah Youth Skilling Initiative

  • 04 Dec 2019
  • 2 min read

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The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) launched the ‘YuWaah’ Generation Unlimited in India on November 1, 2019.

Key Points

  • Generation Unlimited (GenU), called YuWaah in India, is a global multisector and multi-stakeholder alliance created to meet the need of expanded education, skill development and employment opportunities for young people aged 10-24.
  • It brings together partners from government, multilateral organizations, civil society, the private sector and young people from around the world.
  • The target age group of YuWaah includes adolescent girls and boys and its key mission is to promote access to foundational, transferable and 21st-century skills for youth inside and outside formal education systems.
  • YuWaah intends to create platforms to guide youth to market opportunities (career guidance, mentorship, internships, apprenticeships) and facilitate the integration of career guidance in school education.
  • GenU aims to:
    • Modernize secondary education and training to build the skills young people need for productive lives and work.
    • Increase and improve the number of quality work opportunities available to youth.
    • Foster entrepreneurship as a mindset and a livelihood for young people.
    • Collaborate with youth as problem-solvers and engage citizens to help create the world they want.
  • GenU is also an effective way to operationalize the vision and priorities of the UN Youth Strategy—in particular, youth engagement, participation and advocacy; supporting young people’s greater access to quality education and skills development; and economic empowerment through decent jobs.

Source: PIB

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