Youth livelihoods

Our youth livelihood work empowers adolescents and youth to become active citizens and equips them to successfully transition into adulthood.

The global youth employment crisis

Entering the labour force is a critical life transition point for young people. But in many communities where World Vision works, lack of access to education and employment opportunities leaves them with few prospects and a limited sense of belonging.

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One third

of the world’s 1.8 billion youth are currently missing out on employment, education and training.

Three times

Youth are three times more likely to be unemployed than adults.


of youth live in developing countries, with often high levels of unemployment, underemployment and poverty.


Targeted solutions

Our multi-dimensional programs target the principal causes that perpetuate economic disadvantage amongst young people.

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Our expertise

World Vision is in a unique position to build upon our investments in children's development as they transition through youth to adulthood.

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The IMPACT Club and SKYE Club models provide young people with access to age-appropriate, context-relevant education and skills training which lays the foundation for them to take advantage of economic opportunities and have greater control over their lives. 

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IMPACT Clubs provide adolescents aged 12-17 with opportunities to develop skills in active citizenship, leadership, employability and entrepreneurship.

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SKYE Clubs

Through SKYE Clubs, young adults aged 18-26 gain the skills, behaviours and attitudes they need to develop sustainable livelihoods and participate constructively in their communities.

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Young people should be at the forefront of global change and innovation. Empowered, they can be key agents for development and peace. If, however, they are left on society's margins, all of us will be impoverished. Let us ensure that all young people have every opportunity to participate fully in the lives of their societies.

Kofi Annan, former United Nations Secretary-General


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Find out who we're partnering with around the world to advance economic opportunities for youth.

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