Title: Anti Youth Unemployment OrganizationTeam Name: Anti Youth Unemployment (AYU) Country: Cambodia School: Royal University of Phnom Penh
1. Experience & Discover A. Identities of Unemployed Youth • Age: 14 – 29 • Gender: Male & Female • Education background: School-dropper, finished either 6th & 9th grade, high school and university graduate. • Family information: Low and middle class. • Philosophy: Education is not a good investment. • Beliefs & Traditions: Strongly obedient
B. Effect of Unemployment on Youth in Cambodia:• People live under the poverty line.• The number of worker immigration has increased.• Youth are forced to do the job which neither is in their expertise nor in their dream.• Unemployment forces youth to commit crime and other wrong doings.• Depression and stress have been an issue among unemployed youth.
C. Causes of Youth Unemployment in Cambodia: • Lack of functional and practical skills provided in the education system. • White-collar positions are preferably offered to expiate candidates. • Poverty offers youth no choice, but dropping out of school. • The urbanization process runs in a slow pace at the rural areas, providing less job opportunities for youth. • There is a lack of social and networking skills among those coming from countryside. • The practice of Nepotism still exists in Cambodian job market.
2. The Finding of Solution A. Solutions: • We believe in “butterfly effect”. In order to make big changes, we shall start from something small. Something within the community. • We are planning to create an organization under the title “Anti Youth Unemployment organization”, as a contributor to solve youth unemployment in Cambodia.
B. What is Anti YouthUnemployment organization?• An independent and non-governmental youth organization. Working to solve youth unemployment issue in Cambodia by providing two assisting services to youth: a. Student Loans b. Recruitment Service
a. Student Loans It is found that because Cambodian youth is lack of practical skills and equal education that they failed to find a job for themselves. AYU encourages youth to enroll in vocational training or even higher education by providing loans from 50% to 70% within a period of 2 years after graduation.
b. Recruitment Service• After students have come to AYU for the loans, after their graduation, AYU will help them finding a suitable jobs through our networks: NGOs Governmental agencies Private companies NOTICE: To promote the work of AYU, a radio program will be created to reach our target listener --- youth. Therefore, they will there is a hope!
3. Planned Results & Outcomes A. Indicating the effects: • Radio program can reach more than 13 million people in Cambodia. • AYU expect to engage youth up to 9.8 million nationally equal to 70% of the total population14 million (the Human Rights Center at the University of California at Berkeley.) • The target group is from 18 – 29, both from rural area and the city, because radio is the most accessible information transmitter.
B. The desired outcomes:• People/Parents realize the essence of the education and the relation with prospective job.• The number of school enrollment increases by borrowing from our loans.• Young people with practical skills and fresh graduates can find a job through our recruitment service.• The rate of unemployment decreases• No more people living under the poverty line.