"Today's project will contribute to reducing the proportion of out of school, unemployed and disenfranchised youth which has increased as a result of the disruption of the education system, and the worsening economic climate since 2012," said
The project will remove hurdles and promote the potential to create jobs for the increasing number of people entering the workforce, which is essential to
By focusing on the skills and the availability of jobs for the youth, the project is fully aligned with the Bank and the Government's priorities.
"There are not enough jobs and the skills of the workforce are not adequate or simply irrelevant to the needs of the marketplace," said Emanuela Di Gropello World Bank Human development Sector Leader and project Task Team Leader. "The project will help provide Malian youth with the skills and jobs opportunities needed to strive in the labor market."
The education and training activities will help young people between the ages of 15 to 29 in and out of school through supporting stronger Technical, Vocational, Education and Training (TVET) institutions and strengthening other skills development programs. Activities supporting potential entrepreneurs and promoting job opportunities in Small and Medium enterprises (SMEs) will help unemployed young adults ages 21 to 35 who have varying education and training.
The schools and their teachers will benefit from the project along with SMEs and the larger private sector in
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