Youth Support Program - YSP

Youth Support Program (YSP) targets Ukrainian youth between the ages of 15 to 20 in Basel area that need to continue their studies or choose their professional path in the current uncertain situation.

Challenge

Since the Russian-Ukrainian war started in February 2022, over 70.000 Ukrainian refugees have arrived in Switzerland. Refugees over the age of 16 years have no compulsory school attendance. They are hence particularly at risk of reduced access to education and professional opportunities.

Difficulties in understanding the educational system of Switzerland, lack of a complete vision of educational and professional offers available for youth with their status.

Integration barriers: language barrier; uncertainty barrier that complicates the educational and professional choice – “where I will be tomorrow?”; emotional disengagement and disorientation – longing for home.

Lack of understanding of own talents and strengths for choosing a field of study and profession.

Solution

Youth Support Program (YSP) targets Ukrainian youth between the ages of 15 to 20 in Basel area that need to continue their studies or choose their professional path in the current uncertain situation. A series of meet-the-expert sessions will help 100+ young people to understand the educational system in Switzerland and how they fit into it. The program will help them concentrate on their strengths and motivate them to take considered next steps in a structured way.

09.10.2023

Technical Apprenticeship & Endress + Hauser

06.11.2023

Motivational letter – Workshop

27.11.2023

Swiss Education System presentation

18.12.2023

Job Interviews – Workshop

26.02.2024

Gymnasium and Berufsschule presentation

18.03.2024

Apprenticeship and Company Tour Baloise

15.04.2024

Universities vs. Fachhochschulen presentation

25.05.2024

Orientation Camp and Closing Event for the Youth

 

13.06.2024

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