289 million young people worldwide are not in employment, education or some form of training, with young women twice as likely as young men to be affected. The transition to adulthood can be a daunting process for any young person. Becoming self-reliant means adapting to the loss of support networks and structures; learning how to cope alone with everyday challenges; entering the world of work and becoming financially independent. This can be particularly challenging for those leaving alternative care and for those in families struggling to stay together, who lack adequate support at home. In both scenarios, it is likely that the young person has experienced a childhood trauma.


Employability initiatives

We focus on and promote employment and entrepreneurship training in different fields for young people to help them compete in the global employment market.

Partnering for youth employability & entrepreneurship

In 2023, SOS Children's Villages Nepal has initiated the effective operation of the SOS Business Incubation Center (SOS BIC) in close collaboration with Antarpreana, a company dedicated to supporting Nepalese entrepreneurs through investment and mentorship programs. The SOS Business Incubation Center aims to provide guidance and support to young individuals aspiring to pursue entrepreneurship, creating a platform for ideas and creativity.

Vocational Training Centre Pokhara

We are dedicated to empowering young people by providing them with the necessary skills and training to thrive in the job market. To achieve this, we have established the vocational training centre Pokhara as a platform for honing their talents and preparing them for successful careers.



In addition to our regular programmes, we have also established a valuable partnership with Pokhara Technical school to offer a 3-year diploma in automobile engineering. This comprehensive programme provides in-depth training and practical experience, ensuring graduates are well-prepared for the automotive industry.



Contact details:

SOS Vocational Training Centre

Pokhara-17, Chhorepatan Street No 13

Telephone no. 061-450445, 9856089333, 9846026373

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