The Stromme Foundation is an international Norwegian organization for development work in 11 nations in Asia, West Africa, and East Africa. Working with local organizations, SF strives towards a world without poverty. With a commitment to human dignity and the importance of equitable collaboration, SF seeks to improve the lives of the most vulnerable members of society, such as women, youth, adolescents, children, and persons with disabilities. Building a solid civil society, providing access to quality education, and fostering economic opportunity are among the most effective ways to combat poverty. The Stromme Foundation is financing on the technical and vocational education and training (TVET) program implementing in Kurigram and Sherpur districts. The two-implementing partner are ESDO and Caritas. The goal of technical and vocational education (TVET) is to connect youngsters’ skills with the requirements of the labor market, whether that be in the form of paid work or self-employment.
BRID is conducting study on informal TVET programme is run by Stromme Foundation with the partnership of ESDO and Caritas in Kurigram and Sherpur districts to understand the efficiency, effectiveness and impact of informal TVET on creating jobs for youth participants. Specific objectives of the study are: a) To assess the impact of SF’s informal TVET program on creating decent jobs for youth in different trades; b) To evaluate the skills and competencies of the Ostads (trainers) considering a decent work environment and how it is ensured during training; c) To assess the efficiency of the training while focusing on the learning outcomes and the relationship between the Ostads and the trainees; and d) To determine how TEVT training contributed to creating jobs (employment and/or self- employment) and to contribute to family income for graduated youths under her/his training.