Kenan will organize 15 two-day workshops, each of which will have at least 50 participants, in rural provinces across Vietnam. Each workshop will emphasize interactive learning that simultaneously builds participants’ soft skills, such as communication, advocacy, and critical thinking, and grows their understanding of critical global challenges related to health,
The workshop will bring together 66 youth leaders from the ASEAN region and Timor-Leste for a multi-day workshop centered on the YSEALI pillar of economic empowerment. The workshop will serve to empower YSEALI members to develop solutions, connections, and ideas to advance the positive potential of social entrepreneurship across the
WeEmpowerAsia is a UN Women program funded by and in partnership with the European Union that seeks to increase the number of women who participate in and lead in business in seven countries in Asia. The project in Thailand strives to increase women’s leadership, participation, and access to business opportunities
The project will build the 21st century, workplace, and financial life skills of 50 low-income youth (18-24 years old) to help them gain quality employment and achieve long-term financial mobility. In addition to training, the project includes an internship component that will enable participants to acquire valuable workplace
Kenan Foundation Asia has championed people-to-people engagement across Thailand’s Deep South for the past eight years through USAID assistance. The USAID Chumchon Harapan, meaning “Community of Hope” project, fosters social cohesion in the region by empowering youth leaders to become community connectors.
The program trains youth on leadership and community
Although Thailand enjoys a low unemployment rate of 1-2%, this masks underlying problems in underemployment and high youth unemployment. As of 2017, youth unemployment rates in Thailand reached 5.2% in large part due to skills mismatches between workforce needs and youth capabilities, as there is a shortage of youth workers
Following up on its successful financial literacy project for at-risk women, Citi Foundation worked with Kenan to create a financial training program for low-income teachers and their students in Nonthaburi, Nakhonnayok, Rayong and Chon Buri provinces. To ensure its sustainability, the Teacher’s Money Sense project was designed to instruct teachers
Launched in December 2016 and ending in May 2017, Kenan recruited 100 teachers from 2 provinces (50 each from Khon Kaen and Chiang Mai) and conducted a one-day FL training course for teachers in both provinces. The training built teachers’ knowledge in Personal Financial Management with a practical focus on
80 YSEALI members travelled to Hanoi, Vietnam for the YSEALI Economic Engagement in ASEAN Regional Workshop organized by Kenan Foundation Asia, where they learned about the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC), intra-ASEAN and US-ASEAN trade as well as strategies to induce sustainable economic development. Beyond only building the YSEALI members knowledge
While Vietnam has achieved significant economic expansion over the past decade, growth has come at a cost to workers. The emphasis on growth has pressured companies to squeeze wages, mandate excessive overtime hours and pay insufficient attention to workplace safety standards.
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