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Support Employability Skills Training for Refugees in Malaysia

$51.50 out of $6300.00 donated

We are looking for support to run an 8-week employability skills training bootcamp for 20 participants from the refugee and asylum-seekers community Malaysia.


There are more than 163,000 refugees and asylum-seekers registered with UNHCR in Malaysia. We have found there is a need to equip refugees with basic resume preparation, job interviewing and job searching skills to increase their chances of securing meaningful and dignified jobs. Many have never worked before and have little understanding of the Malaysian work culture.




This bootcamp is designed to get participants job ready for the Malaysian market so as to help refugee job seekers become more effective in the job market. Participants learn how to prepare a resume, interview professionally, search for jobs effectively and are groomed to adapt to the local work culture. 


We believe refugees have a better chance of securing a job in Malaysia’s informal job market if they learn basic career preparation skills and learn to identify ways to boost their profiles by seeking freelance and even volunteer opportunities. The skills they learn will benefit them even when they get resettled to a third country or when they are able to return home.

Note: MAD Projects is not tax-deductible in the U.S.

Amount requested: $6,300.00
Due date: 2019-06-30