IDO implemented closing the Skills Gap – Youth Skill Development and Volunteerism project funded by NPA & SPARK International which aimed at informing and accelerating efforts to support demand-driven skills training and youth volunteerism in Juba County, Central Equatoria.
The project ran a serial campaign called #ShowYourSkillscampaign. Under our #ShowYourSkillsCampaign in July 2015, we collected over 30 pictures that demonstrated skills possessed by the young South Sudanese men and women through an open call for photos submission which ended on 31 August. We organized a launch which was attended by officials at the ministry of labour and human resource development as well as other youth actors.
The skill pictures were edited into a Skills Handbook which is now being used for advocacy and training references. The #ShowYourSkillsCampaign seeks to generate greater awareness on the relevance of youth skills development comprising of core skills, technical and vocational skills as well as highlight the place of skills acquisition in driving employability and entrepreneurship.
The “#ShowYourSkillsCampaign’’ also aimed at sparking and sustaining a global conversation on skills acquisition, development and engagement in driving global employability and entrepreneurship worldwide. The Campaign was hinged on the fact that skills drive the future of work for both local and global economies, and the need for young people to position themselves accordingly.