/ 6 September 2021

YOUTHWORKS PH and the Philippine Business for Education collaborated with YesPinoy Foundation to provide training and job opportunities for unemployed youth.

The two groups will set up a Delivery Service Riders Training Program through technology solutions and courier service company DingDong PH.

“This partnership takes advantage of the substantial growth of courier services since last year and provides the opportunity to professionalize the industry,” Sean Callahan, USAID Philippines Acting Mission director, said.

“We can provide youth with increased access to employment in one of the few growth sectors during the pandemic,” he added.

The program will also be registered with the Regional Industry Board of the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority.

Love Basillote, PBEd Executive Director and head of Party of US-backed YouthWorks PH, said the program will help empower the youth to lead productive lives amid the pandemic.

“Times continue to be tough, especially for youth. We are delighted that we are able to expand our network of partners and include YES Pinoy Foundation in our push for initiatives that will benefit Filipino youth,” Basillote said.

YouthWorks PH is a private sector-led initiative of the United States Agency for International Development and PBED.

Meanwhile, YesPinoy Foundation is an organization founded by actor and youth advocate Dingdong Dantes.