Building a Better Tomorrow
A Life and Employability Skills Training
"Building a Better Tomorrow" is a life skills and employability skills training program for 15 to 25 year olds developed by the World Bank. It is based on the experience of the World Bank in supporting young women and young men, especially the ones most vulnerable to poverty, disfranchisement, and radicalization. Through expected cross-fertilization effects, this life and employability skills training helps young people tackle the issue of identity and keeps them actively engaged with their communities by increasing their sense of belonging and resilience and by mending the skills gap between what employers need and what youth bring to the table.
"Building a Better Tomorrow" uses a methodology built upon three overarching principles:
- First Principle: One single core curriculum content: All tools use the same core content of universal and transferrable skills. The curriculum methodology is interactive and integrates best practices in life skills training by taking into account current research outcomes on experiential learning and lessons-learned from interventions and programs utilizing existing life skills training methodologies. The program formally trains youth on (i) social-emotional skills to enhance their sense of self and reinforce their contribution to their community, as well as on (ii) career planning, soft business skills and entrepreneurship, to increase their employability skills. A customizable layer of local content can been added on top of this training's universal core curriculum.
- Second Principle: Module-based: Throughout the materials, the lessons are organized in four main learning themes for a total of twenty modules.
- Third Principle: Three delivery formats: The content of "Building a Better Tomorrow" can be delivered to youth in three different formats, and therefore reach different target audiences: face-to-face training; self-paced training using comics-based workbooks, or as a self-paced eLearning training.