Summit supports UNICEF to develop youth employment

Speakers at a meeting said that Bangladesh is blessed with a young population who needs the right skills to be productive. Summit as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is supporting UNICEF to train out-of-school adolescent children to develop the skills on standardised trade such as motor cycle mechanics, mobile phone and air conditioner servicing enabling them to earn a living.

The meeting was held at Karwan Bazar in the capital on Wednesday. Muhammed Aziz Khan, founder chairman of Summit Group, Azeeza Aziz Khan, Director of Summit Group, Simon Pickup, Corporate Alliances and CSR Specialist, UNICEF Bangladesh were also present at the event.

Muhammed Aziz Khan said, “The youths in Bangladesh are talented and hardworking. We are supporting UNICEF to develop employable skills for out-of-school children.”

About UNICEF’s Alternative Learning Program (ALP), they said that ALP provides learning pathway for most disadvantaged and vulnerable out of school adolescents to bring them back in to learning ladder and link with jobs and decent life. In partnership with BRAC, this programme provides decent employment through a 6-month apprenticeship programme including theoretical and soft skills training. The intervention is designed with the technical support from ILO following National Technical and Vocational Qualification Framework. 

Meanwhile, UNICEF’s representative Tomoo Hozumi accepted a donation of Tk 10 lakh for UNICEF’s Alternative Learning Program for Out of School Adolescents.