Step Up! To make invisible vulnerable children and youth visible!
Period of implementation: 2022, December - 2025, May. Location - Kyrgyzstan
The overall goal of the project
Activities aim to empower vulnerable youth and children, increase their capacity to participate in civil society and acquire the skills needed to improve their living conditions, and develop and communicate critical success factors to vulnerable youth and orphans, including learning the digital skills required to succeed in today's digital age.
The first purpose
Empowering vulnerable youth and children
The second purpose
Give them the skills they need to improve their living conditions
The third purpose
Building their capacity to participate in civil society activities
Providing counseling services and psychological support to those affected by violence and abuse, as well as youth and children from a variety of contexts to develop key knowledge and skills for socioeconomic readiness
Guidance and support in implementing small grants, business mentoring, networking with local services, and business development training
Completing career guidance trainings and implementing readiness skills for practical activities in the community
Developing additional skills, training for the profession, and business training with a strategic focus on engaging with the community through reflection, engagement, and demonstration.
Six sub-grants will be given to vulnerable youth from selected communities or special boarding schools for start-ups
Two sub-grants will address the problems of young people with disabilities
Educational institutions will get equipment and technical support to provide three IT classes, two sets of gardening equipment, three sets of laundry facilities, and two sets of equipment for (small) sewing workshops.
Active participation of 3-5 urban and rural boarding schools and communities in project activities.
Collaborative development of practical skills for vulnerable youth and professional care for victims of violence and abuse
Development of specific skills and practices that allow target groups' transition to sustainable sources of income
The beneficiaries of the project are more than 1,000 children and young people in difficult life situations, including orphans, the homeless and the neglected, as well as local communities across the country