Posted by Vocational Newsletter on Oct 19, 2017
October 2017 Vocational Service Newsletter
Taking our talents beyond the workplace
 
 
Empower others during Rotary Economic and Community Development Month.
 
According to the United Nations, global unemployment increased from 170 million people in 2007 to nearly 202 million in 2012,

about 75 million of whom were young women and young men. October, Rotary Economic and Community Development Month, is a great opportunity to leverage your vocational skills to help meet the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal 8: promote inclusive and sustainable economic growth, employment, and decent work for all. Read on for ideas on how to empower members of your community.

 

Generate income and savings

  • Partner with a local microlender to improve access to financial services and provide financial infrastructure within a community.
  • Offer training on mobile banking resources. Mobile phones, which can be used to make deposits and transfer funds, can increase access to banking systems in developing communities.

 

Empower members of your community through jobs and entrepreneurship

  • Provide training in skills and leadership for young people and women.
  • Host an event for business networking and professional development.
  • Send a vocational training team to teach business leaders in developing communities how to create a business plan and maintain accurate financial accounting.

Support economic and community development projects on Rotary Ideas and join a Rotary discussion group to share your expertise with fellow members.