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Youth Skill Development Project Conclusion Ceremony

Organization for Better Tomorrow in Afghanistan (OBTA) has conducted a project named “Youth Skill Development Project (YSDP)” in Youth Resource Center (YRC) with coordination of Department of Information and Culture (DIC) and financial cooperation of Agha Khan foundation(AKF) for five months in 8 rounds. A total number of 344 beneficiaries including last year students of Bamyan University benefitted from this project (209 females and 135 males). They learned about the followings:

  • Standard CV Writing
  • Online job search
  • Online job application
  • Recruitment procedure in national and international organizations
  • Afghanistan Labour Law
  • Governmental Departments recruitment procedure

Moreover, Organization for Better Tomorrow in Afghanistan (OBTA) conducted a two-month survey in Bamyan Province to understand unemployment rate in Bamyan Centre. Hereunder are the survey results:

  • From total number of 425 people who are surveyed in villages of Centre of Bamyan, 277 are jobless, 66 people have temporary jobs and 81 people have permanent jobs.
  • Total number of 33 Governmental Departments are surveyed
  • Unemployment rate in Bamyan Centre is estimated 58% based on the data which is gathered from Governmental Departments in Bamyan Centre. However, based on all data which is gathered and analyzed by OBTA survey team, unemployment rate in Bamyan Centre is 62%.

Youth Skill Development Project Conclusion Ceremony was held in Noorband Qala Hotel in Dec 26, 2018 hosting people from Governmental Departments (Head of Capacity Development from Gov. Office, Director of Information and Culture, Head of Labour and Social Affairs, representative of Department of Women Affairs, Employment Service Section of Department of Labour and Social Affairs), national and international organizations (Head of Help INGO, Head of UNHCR office in Bamyan, Provincial Director of CAWC Organization, Civil Society Officer of Agha Khan Foundation, representative of LOCSO) and YSDP beneficiaries. Some of guests talked about importance of conducting such projects and wished for continuation of similar projects in Bamyan.

Help TVET Beneficiaries Supporting Toolkit Distribution Ceremony

Organization for Better Tomorrow in Afghanistan (OBTA) has the honor to report on TVET Beneficiaries Supporting Toolkit Distribution Ceremony which was held on Tuesday, July 10th, 2018 in Afghan-JICA Vocational Training Center in Bamyan Bazar.

In this ceremony we hosted some Gov. Departments and offices like Department of Women Affairs and Department of Labour and Social Affairs and some International Organizations like UNHCR and Help as well as local organizations like DAWA Organization whose presence improved our ceremony’s effectiveness.

The ceremony was to distribute supporting toolkits to 13 working groups among which 7 were female working groups and 6 were male working groups plus one man who was working individually. Total Number of 44 people were in these working groups and among them 22 were female and 21 were male plus one man as an individual worker who are recent graduates of Help INGO TVET Program. These groups are to use their donated toolkits in order to improve their small businesses and work in various places of Bamyan City like Zargaran, Sayed Abad, Bazaar and Mulaghulam.

The aforementioned 13 working groups were carefully selected among 17 working proposals submitted to OBTA to receive supporting toolkit. The competition was highly competitive and the selected groups are the most active ones who have already started their business.

Organization for Better Tomorrow in Afghanistan (OBTA) wishes the bests of success for these 13 working groups and further occupational development for each one of their members.

                        

                     

 

Project Management, Leadership and Proposal Writing Seminar (August, Kabul)

Organization for Better Tomorrow in Afghanistan in happy to share the news about attendance of OBTA team to the Project Management, Leadership and Proposal Writing Seminar in Kabul for 5 days in August, 2018. During this seminar, OBTA team members had the chance to enhance their knowledge of project management and become more specifically focused on the activities and facts that are directly effective for the project success or failure, importance of and ways of self-management and the most important qualities and quantities of a great proposal.

OBTA team appreciates the cooperation and hard work of Agha Khan Foundation in order for providing such remarkable and high-quality training.

Start of Youth Skill Development Project (YSDP)

Organization for Better Tomorrow in Afghanistan (OBTA) has the honor to inform about the fact that Youth Skill Development Project (YSDP) was recently started with cooperation of Department of Information and Culture of Bamyan and donation of Agha Khan Foundation on August 26th, 2018 in Bamyan Center.

This projects contains ten rounds of 4-day employment skill development training. In each of these rounds 10 men and 20 women will be taught the following subjects:

  • Writing a standard CV or resume
  • Afghanistan Civil Services Law and how to fill out its relevant application forms
  • Interview skills and procedure
  • Recruitment procedure in non-governmental organizations
  • Submitting job application forms and CVs online

YSDP targeted 300 youths to be able to use the aforementioned subjects and skills to find a job either for themselves or any other people.

5th TVET and ESC Round Table

The Organization for Better Tomorrow in Afghanistan (OBTA) has the honor to announce the news about conducting 5th TVET and ESC Round Table on September 12th, 2018 with cooperation of Help INGO and Department of Labour and Social Affairs.

This program aimed to bring coordination among organizations related to vocational trainings and to prepare facilitations for job seekers in Bamyan.

The focus of subjects on which the meeting talked about was on making cooperation among organizations in order to register capable trainees by participated organizations; also to invite vocational beneficiaries to share their new plans and projects (to establish links among employee, employer, Government and private sectors).