Urban Youth Literacy and Livelihoods Training
Project Title: UYEP Literacy and Livelihoods Training Location: Papua New Guinea Client: PNG National Capital District Commission (NCDC) / World Bank Date: January 2017 – June 2018
Montrose was contracted to design a curriculum and implement classroom based training for young adults with low levels of functional literacy and education in Port Moresby, PNG.
The PNG National Capital District Commission (NCDC) through the Urban Youth Employment Project (UYEP) required the services of a qualified company to train approximately 500 youth in three areas of 1) adult literacy and numeracy; 2) financial literacy; 3) skills for livelihoods and entry-level employment. The intention was to improve the basic literacy, numeracy, financial literacy and employability skills of participants and contribute to their improved post-project employment.
Montrose, in partnership with Anglicare PNG Inc., designed an original curriculum incorporating relevant training tools and methods that are appropriate for young adults (15 – 35 years old) with low levels of functional literacy and education. Subsequently we implemented a classroom based training programme for around 500 participants. The objective was to provide participants with the information and basic skills necessary to make changes in their lifestyle, values, and behaviours that will in turn lead to a more productive life. The training was also intended to prepare participants for employment and improve employability.