March 21, during a working trip to the Poltava region, Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine Pavlo Rozenko met with the participants of the pilot project on the employment of members of low-income families and internally displaced persons (IDPs) the Helping Hand.
The project is being implemented in Poltava region since December 2015, in accordance with the Government's decision with the support of the World Bank, and is aimed at involving off the job able-bodied members of low-income families and internally displaced persons in the performance of work. During this time 1,500 people, notably 313 IDPs and 1187 members of low-income families, took part in the project. Regional employment service assigned to work 633 job-seekers, 496 people were involved in public and temporary work.
"Such projects are important to show people the perspective and stimulate them to work so that people could see that having a job, one can achieve much more for both his/her prospects and for the family. This project, which was introduced as an experiment, is quite successful because people are beginning to realize that the initiative is always better for inactivity", stressed Pavlo Rozenko.
"Certainly, we will take care of the poor and provide the necessary social assistance, but it is the future of our state that we must create conditions for those who want and are capable to independently realize their potential", said the Deputy Prime Minister.