"The skills I learned have opened up opportunities for me. I now have a job that feeds my family and sends my younger sister to school," Emily, 23, (pictured left) and her family are from from Tacloban City, an area decimated by Typhoon Haiyan, which claimed over 6,300 lives in 2013. In response to the widespread youth unemployment post-Typhoon Haiyan, Plan International partnered with the Technical Skills and Development Authority and Accenture to create a skills training program. "I didn’t think twice about joining," says Emily. The skills training program has helped nearly 4,000 young people gain marketable skills. Now the graduates are turning their lives around and helping their country’s economy recover from Typhoon Haiyan.
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