The Future of Youth in South Sulawesi, Indonesia

Country

Indonesia

Region

Southeast Asia

Type

Interactive Report

Year

2019

The Future of Youth in South Sulawesi, Indonesia

Country

Indonesia

Region

Southeast Asia

Type

Evaluation Report

Year

2019

Abstract:

In 2018, I4DI was commissioned by Mars Foods Inc, in and Swisscontact to carry out a baseline study for the NextGen project to inform its design and implementation. The purpose of the study was to identify, collect, analyze, and document the existing developmental assets of youth in and around cocoa farming communities. The study was carefully designed to provide gender disaggregated, in-depth insight into the developmental assets of youth in cocoa farming communities. These assets include their hopes, aspirations, motivations, and resilience. The study also aimed to understand their perceptions on evidence-based science, STEM teaching and learning process in vocational schools, cocoa farming, and the drivers of youths’ future involvement in cocoa sectors.

Description:

Mars Foods Inc, in collaboration with Swisscontact and the Millennium Challenge Account, wais implementing a pilot program as part of a broader initiative to engage the next generation of young people (18-35 year old) in the Indonesian cocoa farming ecosystem. The NextGen Project is conceived on the principles of positive youth development and envisages a STEM-Agriculture based participatory design curriculum in three Sekolah Menengah Kejuruans (SMK) in rural cocoa communities of Bone Bone, Tomoni, and Walenrang as a way to strengthen engagement of youth and contribute to professionalization of cocoa farming in the province of South Sulawesi, Indonesia.

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