Alwaleed Philanthropies “Global” supports Mustaqbal Project to train 660 Yemeni students in collaboration with the Saudi Development and Reconstruction Program for Yemen and EFE
The Mustaqbal project is a collaborative effort between the Saudi Development and Reconstruction Program for Yemen (SDRPY), Alwaleed Philanthropies “Global”, and Education for Employment (EFE) aimed at implementing a demand-driven training initiative in Yemen. With a focus on empowering the country's youth, this project aims to provide valuable skills and opportunities for a brighter future.
Building a Strong Foundation for Success
The Mustaqbal project has set ambitious goals to support 660 students through the implementation of EFE's core programs: the Job Placement Training Program, the Self-Employment Training Program, and the Pathways to a Job Training Program. By offering comprehensive training and mentorship, the project aims to equip students with the necessary tools to succeed in the job market and foster economic growth.
The project commenced in 2021 and is scheduled to continue until 2022. It is primarily based in Aden, Yemen, where it addresses the urgent need for vocational training and employment opportunities.
Enrollment and Impact
Remarkable progress has been made in enrolling students and providing them with essential training. To date, a total of 716 students have been enrolled in all three programs, representing a significant commitment to empowering Yemeni youth. In 2022 alone, 351 students were enrolled, indicating the project's growing reach and impact.
Accomplishments in 2022
- Job Placement Training Program:
The Job Placement Training Program received an overwhelming response, with over 3,700 applications demonstrating the high demand for such opportunities. A total of 116 students, of which 60% were female, were enrolled in the program. Through intensive training and mentorship, these students are better equipped to secure meaningful employment and contribute to the rebuilding of Yemen's economy.
- Self-Employment Training Program:
The Self-Employment Training Program has proven to be a valuable resource for aspiring entrepreneurs. Ninety-five students, 62% of whom were female, were enrolled in the program. Upon completion, 43 students took the courageous step of launching their own businesses, showcasing their entrepreneurial spirit and contributing to local economic development.
- Pathways to a Job Training Program:
The Pathways to a Job Training Program focuses on developing students' skills and providing them with a clear path to employment. In 2022, 504 students successfully completed the program, gaining valuable knowledge and expertise. As a testament to the program's effectiveness, 65 students have already secured job positions, enabling them to embark on meaningful careers and build a sustainable future.