Empowering disadvantaged people to enter the job market
P2P is primarily aimed at women, illiterate people and young people who are marginalised owing to ethnicity, family background or a disability, as well as those who left school without qualifications. The aim is get them into employment and make it possible for them to earn at least 4,600 Nepalese rupees per month (approx. USD 48 or CHF 42). In 2013, 70% of the people who received training through the project maintained an income over this amount for at least six months following the completion of their course.
P2P participants also received information on reproductive and sexual health and training in social, cognitive and emotional skills. P2P graduates choosing to work independently can take part in business management course.
Micro Enterprising for Job Creation supports young people wanting to start their own business. The project is mainly aimed at migrant workers returning to Nepal and young people who have already completed an access to employment course.
The Fund's Secretariat selects the training providers, oversees the quality of the training and the placement of participants and manages the funding. The training providers are chosen each year through a competitive selection procedure and sign a one-year contract. They identify the current demand on the employment market and pass on this information so that courses can be adapted to demand, and they fund the courses. The fund reimburses the cost of the training when the trainee finds a long-term job on a monthly income of NPR 4,600 (CHF 42) or more. Reimbursements are paid three instalments:
1. 40% of the training costs are reimbursed when the trainee has taken the National Skill Testing Board’s skill test upon completing the course.
2. A further 25% is reimbursed after the trainee has been in uninterrupted employment for three months.
3. The training provider receives the last instalment (35%) when the successful trainee has been in employment for a minimum of six months on a monthly income of at least NPR 4,600.