GESI Review of Youth Ready Project Model
The Vision for Vulnerable Youth Initiative (VVYI) aims to increase the social agency, skill acquisition, and economic empowerment of 14-29-year-old female and male adolescents and youth, in and out of school living in vulnerable communities in El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Peru, Colombia, Ecuador, and Bolivia. The project uses the Youth Ready (YR) curriculum, designed to equip youth with new knowledge, attitudes, and skills related to positive self-identity, basic literacy and reading, savings and financial education, health, and self-care, life skills, social-emotional intelligence, entrepreneurship, employability, citizenship, and resilience.
In 2022, a Gender Equality and Social Inclusion (GESI) review was conducted to strengthen the curriculum and address youth gender-specific needs within the YR program. The GESI review created a gender-responsive and inclusive education, economic and protection systems for vulnerable adolescents and youth.