Our support of the Vocational Training Center was the second project funded by New Day. In May 2008 we received a final report from Give2Asia on the use of the New Day grant. As you will see the funds went a long way towards the purchase of new training equipment, the renovation of the dormitory kitchen, the refurbishment of training rooms and the outfitting of the job placement office. We have not yet been able to visit this project but hope that one of our members will be able to make the detour while on a trip to Vietnam. Have a look at the final report here: nghe-an-update1
Project : Nghe An Vocational Training Center
Location : Nghe An Province, Vietnam
Project Leader : Liza Green
Funding status : HK$73,142 December 2007
The Center for vocational training and counseling for women was established in June, 1995 with the support from Nghe An Women’s Union with objectives to provide vocational & technical training, support for women and young girls from disadvantaged families, ethnic minorities, and remote areas. Job placement upon vocational training will also be part of the support that center provided to women and girls participants. During 2001 – 2005, the Center provided training to 4660 women and girls in sewing, computer skills, and cooking, and facilitated to suitable jobs for more than 7,000 female workers in textile and footwear factories, and food processing companies in other cities and provinces. The Nghe An Women’s Union provides training and education to its local staff to be able to equip at-risk communities in the province with information on safe migration, women’s legal rights, and labor rights to protect themselves from trafficking and labor exploitation.
Capital Goods Required by the Center
The Center has requested funds for the refurbishment of its training rooms, kitchen and communications office. With this support, the training center will increase its capacity to liaise directly with partners and reach out new ones to understand better the job markets to enable to provide better counseling and advice for participants. Enhance communication ability for the center will also help the center to follow up better with their beneficiaries when they work in factories and companies to give them advice and support as needed to prevent them from exploitation and abuse. Support will also enable participants from remote and mountainous areas (and victims of trafficking in the provinces) to get access to skill and vocational training as they can stay in the center during the training courses.