An Efficient Platform to Work with Disadvantaged Adolescents to Break the Cycle of Poverty in Career Development by Mentorship
Almost a billion disadvantaged youth go to bed hopeless even with no time to hopeless every night. Not because they can't find a job, but because of the deep injustice in the way to access Decent Work. As lack of the way of career soft skill is learned, career-building information is accessed, the whole is a shortage of upward mobility opportunities. Such structural injustice is hurting our future by consolidating and producing poverty/decent education inequality, but it is the poorest people who suffer and burden most - especially disadvantaged female youth. In many countries, a decent education including career development capacity building has become a luxury only the privileged can "need" and "afford".
However, This invisible but huge group cost is easily veiled by a lucky one, even be stigmatized as not working hard or motivated. How to tear the label on the road to Decent Work Development together with disadvantaged adolescences?
Fighting for more and more resilient seeds.
I am a physically handicapped person with only a high school graduate degree. Originally, I was working supportively in the logistics office and I felt like this would also be the ending of my career in my life. Being so fortunately encountered in this project, the tutor helped me sort out the current situation of my position and guided me with a lot of practical suggestions. Now that I have started to learn more related skills, while the relocation of factory moving to Qingyuan this year, I also applied for a new position and found myself being quite competent. In the future, I would like to try to switch my attention to other positions, such as clerks, social workers, and so on to break through myself.
--A student from 2019
Disadvantaged youths and the opportunity showed up when I saw that the ReSeedlient project is recruiting tutors. Certainly, I signed up for this. Coming also from the countryside myself, as well as encountering workers also from the countryside, I’ve seen too many from the younger generation who cannot break through their current classes of society. I hope I can pass on my experience to the students and become helpful to them. There was a girl who attended my class who was not determined and confused about taking an occupation, even though she didn't hate her major. So I used my resources and contacts to introduce her to try another path to develop her career and I was very happy that she stepped out of her comfort zone and was willing to give it a try. Although the training course is over, I’m still in touch with her sharing with me how she benefits from the methods I told her and her positive feedback.
--Someone in charge of an institution in Foshan
(tutor of the first phase of the RS course)
Our company has always been offering our employees the opportunity to be engaged in public welfare, hoping to let more of the team understand and help the youth who are in distress through the ReSeedlient project. This is more than an experience of "giving and receiving". Although we would be paying out a lot, there is also a huge gain for us. Our boss also noticed the changes after the employees were involved in this project, thus I reckon the company will continue to support this project.