New RAISE Youth workshop with disadvantaged young NEETs

New collaborations between FUNDECYT-PCTEX & YMCA

As part of the activities contemplated under the CREA RAISE Youth programme, the new name of the RAISE Youth Incubator in Extremadura, the team of FUNDECYT-PCTEX together with the Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA) in Badajoz has organized a small workshop with young NEETs already participating in other trainings organized by the association.

The profile of the attendees to this workshop has proven to be one of the main challenges face by the trainers. These young NEETs come from very different backgrounds but all share one thing in common: the lack of the second module of the compulsory studies required in Spain. This workshop organized by FUNDECYT was proposed under the framework of one of YMCA’s activities called “Training for a Second Chance”, a programme that aimed to give these NEETs all the training needed to obtain the title of Compulsory Secondary Studies, Educación Secundaria Obligatoria in Spanish and the basic studies required for any kind of job in the country.

Working with this more disadvantaged groups of NEETs has given fruitful insight to both the team of FUNDECYT-PCTEX and YMCA’s trainers that monitored the activity. Given the current situation of the participants and their evaluations of the activity, it Is of the upmost importance that trainers not only work on giving specific training and implemented new activities, but also in the self-perception and self-esteem of the participants.

Having reviewed the assessment made by the participant and YMCA’s trainers, from FUNDECYT-PCTEX we would like to go on offering this kind of activities to young NEETs across Extremadura not only as a way to give them further training and promote young and self-employment, one of the objectives of the RAISE Youth project, but also as a way to help them improve their self-esteem, their perception of their own value and to empower them to become what they want to be.

The RAISE Youth project is funded by Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway through the EEA and Norway Grants Fund for Youth Employment.