John Lewis Foundation

Together, the John Lewis Foundation and Save the Children are working to strengthen skills for young people in China to help them access decent employment.

The John Lewis Foundation empowers and enhances communities that support the John Lewis and Partners business by supporting education, enterprise and employability, and promoting sustainable livelihoods.

Through investment in skills, training and career counselling, this collaboration between the John Lewis Foundation and Save the Children will improve the life chances and prospects of young people.

By providing training for 2,400 out-of-school migrants in Shenzhen and Guangzhou, and therefore improving their chances of securing a safe and positive transition into decent employment, the John Lewis Foundation will also help to develop more productive and sustainable communities with inclusive, skilled, and reliable workforces.

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Our goals

Through this 3-year partnership, our goals are:

• Employability Skills: 2,400 migrant youth are equipped with improved employability skills that employers require in Guangzhou and Shenzhen.

• Career Guidance: 600 migrant youth have enhanced access to opportunities for vital job information, interviews, secure internships and decent employment.

• Advocacy and Engagement: Local community members uphold their responsibilities to support young people to obtain decent employment.

Together we will equip out-of-school migrants in China, aged between 16-25, with relevant, high quality skills.

Together we will equip out-of-school migrants in China, aged between 16-25, with relevant, high quality skills.

Breaking the cycle of poverty

According to the International Labour Organisation’s (ILO) definition, 'decent' employment is 'work that is productive and delivers a fair income, security in the workplace and social protection for families, better prospects for personal development and social integration, freedom for people to express their concerns, organise and participate in the decisions that affect their lives and equality of opportunity and treatment for all women and men'. 

Together we will equip out-of-school migrants in China, aged between 16-25, with the relevant, high quality skills they need to obtain that decent employment. Ultimately, by supporting disadvantaged young migrants to gain relevant employability skills and access to decent job offerings, this programme will enable them to realise their potential and break the cycle of poverty.

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