The Wohl Livelihood Development Programme (LDP) aims to help residents of the Kharkiv region who are out of work. This social project is unique. It is free for those who are out of material support and are faced with difficult life circumstances and it is also incredibly well organized ensuring participants get the most out of their course. The first step for the participants is a 10-day «Welcome to work!» training course which gives them not only psychological assistance but also teaches students how to present themselves to the labor market as well as to improve skills such as self-esteem. To ensure participants have the greatest chance of finding employment, they will also have the opportunity to improve their level of knowledge and skills in specific areas and have the chance to find out about new professional fields through vocational training courses. As a result, participants will be able to realize their potential as well as salary expectations, and will be of greater value to potential employers.
The idea of this project for vulnerable people in Kharkov came to a head a long time ago. The project is a joint initiative between the international organization World Jewish Relief (WJR), the Maurice and Vivienne Wohl Foundation and the American Jewish Distribution Committee which all aim to establish a mechanism for promoting employment. In Ukraine, the LDP is realized by the Public organization named «Fund «Professional Development». The LDP helps people to find either a job which suits their interests or explore a path to help them improve their lives so they are able to find employment and bring in a stable income, can independently support themselves and their families. The founder of the LDP entity is the ongoing GSC Kharkiv Hub curatior Alexander Elkin.
Project site - www.ldp.org.ua.