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Meet Trung who became an entrepreneur

 Unemployment among young people in Vietnam is three times higher than the country’s average. It is particularly difficult for disadvantaged young people and those from rural areas. …

Meet Bhavesh who made his dreams reality

Bhavesh Gambhey lived with his parents in India, coming from an economically disadvantaged background. He didn’t expect big opportunities to …

Meet Ericka Macias who gained her independence

Meet Erika Macias who graduated from YCI Guadalajara in 2017. Ericka had moved from place to place in

YCI programmes invited to ‘snap their selfies’

YCI programmes, their students and graduates are invited to “snap their selfies” as the Spring photo competition goes

Meet Jefferson who discovered a love of cooking

Jefferson dos Santos graduated from YCI Rio de Janeiro in December 2017. Thanks to the programme this shy

Teaching kids to dream is good for business

“Their career compounds itself with their lives and it is life changing but it’s also measurable.” Mariana Aldrigui is a researcher at the University of Sao Paulo and a Director of the…

Why YCI’s success depends on partnership working

Through years of developing our model to become the hotel industry's solution to youth unemployment, we

YCI Photo Competition winners revealed

Towards the end of December we published the winners of our Autumn photo competition. More than

Success breeds success at YCI Goa, India

Thanks in part to a 100% success rate of graduates in the current cohort of YCI Goa, five more hotels have joined the programme to help offer even more opportunities to local young people. At the recent