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  1. New skills and a brighter future – Mohammad’s story

    20 September 2022

    The ILO is training Lebanese nationals and Syrian refugees in skills that are in demand in the labour market to improve their employment prospects.

  2. Persons with disabilities have the right for education and good quality of life: The inspiring journey of Elisa Maria da Costa

    16 September 2022

    Elisa Maria da Costa is one example of many persons with disabilities that can live life to the fullest. She shares her inspiring life journey during the ILO’s training programmes to be a living example that persons with disabilities only need to have equal opportunities in every aspect of life to realize their potentials.

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    Voices: I am not a madman, I am an early childhood teacher

    06 September 2022

    Federico Trotta has overcome prejudice and stigma to become an early childhood teacher in Buenos Aires, Argentina – a profession that many believe is a “feminine” career.

  4. Improved business skills and knowledge empower Indonesian transgender entrepreneurs

    31 August 2022

    The ILO’s series of business coaching programme have empowered 394 transgender entrepreneurs. They do not only survive the pandemic, but also improve their business performance and increase their incomes.

  5. Alliance 8.7: A story of hope after child labour in Viet Nam

    22 August 2022

    Ngân, a former child labourer, went on to complete vocational training through the ENHANCE project and, today, looks forward to a brighter future.

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    Voices: An indigenous entrepreneur in tune with Mother Earth

    17 August 2022

    After successfully reclaiming her people’s territory in Quebrada de Humahuaca, Northern Argentina, Celestina Ábalos turned to tourism to share and promote her indigenous culture. ILO entrepreneurship training during the COVID-19 pandemic helped her business grow.

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    How work gave me purpose after Beirut blast

    04 August 2022

    On August 4, 2020, large parts of the Lebanese capital, Beirut, were devastated by a massive explosion in the port. For Hani Baltaji, the rebuilding of a municipal police station has not only helped towards Beirut’s recovery, but also his own.

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    How my tourism business survived COVID-19

    01 August 2022

    When COVID-19 struck Indonesia, Dekha Dewandana’s previously thriving ‘homestay’ tourism business was pushed to the verge of collapse. With the support of the ILO, his business survived and grew.

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    I am living with HIV and I have a right to work

    29 July 2022

    As the 24th International AIDS Conference opens in Canada, Wu Mengnan explains how, in the 15 years since testing positive for HIV, she has been widowed and raised her child alone while going from job to job because to persistent stigma and discrimination around AIDS.

  10. ILO training initiative brings new agricultural skills to Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley

    25 July 2022

    As Lebanon continues to reel under a multifaceted economic crisis, a competency-based training course conducted by the PROSPECTs programme gave Lebanese and Syrian trainees key skills needed to advance their career in Lebanon’s vital agricultural sector.