Vialisa supports underprivileged youth in building an economically independent existence.
– Computer lessons
– Benglish Crafts
– Emilia nursery
– First Aid Responder
– Dhaka Tales
– Dhaka Tunes
Youth aged 15 to 21 from the slums of Dhaka are economically and socially self-sufficient so that they can take their future into their own hands.
Social Employment Desk
The Social Employment Desk is the pivot of the organisation. Through this programme, the youth is recruited and moved directly or through our educational programmes, with the ultimate goal of a permanent job. Our goal is to admit 60 young people per year. The youth are selected on the basis of an entry and a motivation test. We try to place them externally, for example as cleaners, office workers, or skilled workers. Furthermore, personal and family counselling is offered in the form of a mentor after the placement. These mentors are co-responsible for monitoring and supervising the students through individual conversations, parent counselling, and visits to the work and/or training place.
Monthly cost per student
Once a month, the ex-students return to report to their mentor from Education Center Vialisa. This shows that they help an average of 8 people per month. The most common treatments are cleaning and bandaging wounds.
The focus of the computer lessons was on the basic skills of the Microsoft programs Word, Excel and PowerPoint. We have now added Photoshop and POS to that. The latter is a software program that is widely used in shops and restaurants. This allows us to create a better connection to the labour market.
Through the diversity of programmes, we are offering, we were able to find sustainable and impactful solutions for our students.
The topic of Menstrual Health and Hygiene is addressed regularly in our weekly Teenage Club. Menstruation is still treated as taboo in Bangladesh. Because it is only a women’s problem, it is hardly spoken about. At the end of 2021, in collaboration with Foundation 21, we started a program to break through this.
For women living in Korail, purchasing sanitary pads is too expensive. Particularly for families with multiple women, it quickly becomes unaffordable. Women resort to using a piece of cloth available at the time as a substitute for sanitary napkins. As a result, this cloth might also be one that is regularly used for cleaning.
The students of our Benglish Crafts program make menstrual pouches, a small bag made from recycled saris containing 4 pieces of cotton washable sanitary pads. By offering sanitary pads in a pouch, they can be safely and cleanly stored after use.
Bank account: ING Bank
Swift / Bic code: INGBNL2A
RSIN / ANBI nummer: 8120.95.261
K.v.K (in Venlo): 12050567
1702 AJ Heerhugowaard
Road 23/b, house 1, Apt A4
Gulshan 1, Dhaka - 1212
Korail Bou Bazaar Slum Area
Unit-Kha, House 152
Ward 19, Ershad School mud field
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© Vialisa / 2021