This area is inhabited by a very poor population, mainly composed of migrants or displaced people because of ethnic conflicts. These communities’ main problems are domestic violence, marked inequalities between men and women and lack of access to education and vocational training.
On the outskirts of Yangon, the FXB Vocational Training Center permanently hosts about 100 apprentices who are offered various training courses – ranging from 3 to 24 months – in sewing, interior design, weaving, wood and metal work.
Our Centre also welcomes, on a daily basis, about thirty street children or children who have dropped out of the school system. They receive instruction in mathematics, reading and writing as well as lessons in the development of psychosocial and interpersonal skills.
In order to reach out to young men and women living in regions with little or no access to such services, FXB has also developed Mobile Vocational Training Units in the areas of garment making, hospitality and sustainable tourism, and wood and bamboo working.
In addition to practical and theoretical training, all apprentices receive various courses designed to strengthen their life skills and self-esteem, such as non-formal education, personal hygiene, labour code, and business management, knowledge of justice and conflict resolution, prevention of human trafficking and violence against women, human rights, gender equality, HIV/AIDS prevention, sexual and reproductive health or environmental protection.
Our beneficiaries are also accompanied in all stages of the job search process, until the conclusion of a dignified and decent work contract. Those who wish to embark on self-entrepreneurship are financially supported in the launch of their microenterprise and mentored until the success of the project.