What is Youth Empowerment Project?
The Youth Empowerment Project (YEP) is a participatory learning methodology designed to educate and empower youth. The target group is ages 14-24, but activities can be modified to meet the needs of other community groups. The main objective of YEP is to provide nonprofits, womens’ groups, teachers, and anyone invested in youth with a comprehensive approach to educating them in life and vocational skills and motivating them to pursue their life goals.
No previous knowledge of the topics covered in this curriculum is necessary in order to facilitate this training series. The curriculum is designed to promote dialogue on complex subjects through the use of easily understandable and enjoyable learning activities. While the activities were designed with a maximum of 25 participants in mind, facilitators can also alter the length and layout of activities to accommodate their needs.
What does YEP try to achieve?
YEP tries to provide youth with essential life and vocational skills through the use of participatory methods. By actively participating in discussions, games and small group work, youth:
Know how to create and implement S.M.A.R.T. goals;
Improve their vocational and English language skills;
Learn correct information about environment and sanitation, HIV /AIDS, and drugs and alcohol;
Recognize their strengths in team work, communication, and conflict resolution;
Know how to find and maintain employment;
Improve their self-esteem and self motivation;
Become stronger leaders;
Learn how to advocate for themselves and their communities.
This is Youth Empowerment Project Activities Life Skill Training:
Critical Thinking Skills I
Critical Thinking Skills II
Drugs and Alcohol
Small Group Discussion Topic:
Khmer Rough History
My TV program
I Same You
Role of teacher
Self Motivation Topic:
Successful (The first way is stared it now)
The Idea (The first way is stared it now)
Empowerment your mind
English Class Topic:
Letter and Number
Hobbies and the verbs ‘to like’ and ‘to love’
Personal pronouns, the verbs ‘to be’ and ‘to have,’ and personal characteristics
Time and Everyday Life
Colors, Clothing, and Yestrday, Today, and Tomorrow
Around the House and Family Kinship
Money and Food
Years, Months, Days of the Week and Birthdays
Locations and Directions
Tenses and Telephone Conversations
Countries and ‘Where I am from’
Additional Topics of Interest
Body Parts and the verbs ‘to feel’ and ‘to hurt’
Case Management Session: Facilitator:
Mr. Chan Pheakdey
Mr. Vorn Sophal
Ms. Mao Sophany
Youth Empowerment Project has MOU with KOMISO in order to provide the vocational training to participants in our project. See more photos.