Started in 2007, DHFs vocational training is an educational project that employs an innovative model, which engages trainees as problem solvers, not as problems to solve. The project targets 3 groups: secondary, university and vocational training graduates who wants to build their entrepreneurial ability and their business management skills.
The project works on a sustainable livelihood intervention with ultimate focus on employment generation. Trainees gain access to comprehensive training on market-orientated entrepreneurial skills focused on sustainable business start-up and expansion. By providing the trainees with opportunities for receiving marketable skills training and subsequently accessing them to financial services the trainees are better equipped for productive economic activities to sustain themselves and their dependents. Besides the above skills, the project also provides the trainees a whole range of key competences and soft or transferable skills.
DHF believes that this demand oriented technical training is not only vital for personal survival and dignity but it is also an essential part of peace building and conflict prevention such as problem-solving, the role of striving towards results, calculated propensity towards risk and a personal innovation role. DHFs specialization in this concept and other ones makes the organization a formidable asset. The project has so far benefited 800 beneficiaries directly and another 5600 of their dependents indirectly.. The combination of technical training, skill development and functional literacy training boosts both the project’s output and sets standards for a good concept that works.