YUT PAWA is a 12 month program supported by the New-Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs through the Commonwealth of Learning. It aims at offering learning opportunities to 300 young people of Vanuatu in the area of:
Leadership - 300 young people will receive training on leadership and motivation provided by the Marama Foundation
Ready for work: 50 young people will be accompanied over 12 weeks by Youth Challenge Vanuatu in order to develop their employability skills. First, they will receive extensive training on computer skills, job seeking skills, life skills and tourism. Once these training (8 weeks) have been completed, the participants will be placed in different institutions (private companies or public offices) to carry out a 4 weeks internship. Upon completion of this internship a graduation ceremony will be organized for the cohort.
Ready for Business: 50 Young people with interest in starting or developing a small business will take part in the R4B program implemented by V-Lab This program will be run as follow: First, ideation session will be organized to stimulate the creative thinking of the young people and help them think through their entrepreneurial project in a creative manner. Following that ideation session, participants will be provided with 4 half days training sessions, during which their entrepreneurial skill and spirit will be developed. The training provided will be in the area of entrepreneurial skills (what does it take to become an entrepreneur), business development and business planning. Upon the completion of these 4 trainings, participants will pitch their business ideas to a jury composed of accomplished business men and women. Upon completion of this pitching, 10 of the 50 participants will be selected to receive additional support in the form of individual coaching (4 sessions each)