After the end of the war, the economic situation in Kosovo was very disconcerting. In Mitrovica, vocational training for youth was barely existent.
Our local partner set up a centre that offers training in a variety of fields to fill this gap. The demand for skilled tradespeople is big. Our centre is tailored to the needs of disadvantaged youth, including many orphans, young people from families in need and minority populations.
- Vocational training can pave the way out of poverty.
Kosovo is one of the youngest countries in the world. After the declaration of independence in 2008, the country took its first steps on the road to becoming a democratic and steadfast nation.
But there are still many challenges to overcome. Even many years after the end of the war, the economic situation is not very promising.
Kosovo’s fragile economy is not producing enough jobs. Many young people try to earn a living as day labourers or keep their heads above water with marginal jobs. The income is hardly enough to make a living and they barely have enough money for basic needs such as food and clothing.