Job Training – a growing field of activity for Little Stars
Since 2016 Little Stars offers vocational training to motivated young people in the rural areas of Nepal to provide job opportunities to them after finishing school. In the beginning the focus of job training was on skilled work such as masonry, plumbing, welding and electrical installation, especially during the first years after the devastating earth quake of 2015.
Step by step, we have adapted the focus of the job training, taking into account the local labour market and the needs of the young people, and are constantly developing our training offer. For example, since the beginning of 2019, Little Stars has, among other things, expanded the training offer to include computer courses, which are attracting great interest and are running very successfully.
While trainings in the beginning were primarily conducted in cooperation with UCEP – Underprivileged Children Educational Program, a renowned NGO from New Zealand, Little Stars now conducts many of the courses on its own or with local partners at a lower cost.
In addition to the original courses, we now offer tailoring courses, soap and detergent making, advanced computer training and teacher and kindergarten teacher training. In the case of the tailoring courses, we support the participants in financing sewing machines, so that after successful completion they can continue with what they have learned and earn a living with it.
All courses offered by Little Stars conclude with an examination and a certificate from a recognised training institute.