The Youth Challenge is part of the global initiative called Generation Unlimited (Photo: un.org.vn)

HCM City (VNA) – A new challenge was launched on October 18 by UNICEF Vietnam and Saigon Innovation Hub to call on young innovators in Ho Chi Minh City and neighbouring provinces to design solutions improving skills and training for young people.

The Youth Challenge is part of the global initiative called Generation Unlimited that aims at getting every young person into quality education, training or employment by 2030. 

Marianne Oehlers, Chief of Programme Partnerships, UNICEF Office in HCM City, said: “Young people know best the challenges they face and can therefore best create and innovate solutions that works for them and their peers”.

She expressed her hope this challenge will inspire credible ideas from young people in Vietnam to explore challenges to decent employment and break down barriers faced by their peers in the school-to-work transition.

The Youth Challenge is the first global action of the Generation Unlimited this year in 16 countries worldwide, including Vietnam. It focuses on developing solutions for secondary-age education; skills for learning, employability and decent work; and empowerment, with a focus on girls. 

In the spring of 2019, two shortlisted projects will be submitted to a global judging process to get a chance of further investment and mentorship programme from Generation Unlimited partners to support them to scale up.-VNA