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Socio-economic Skills for Deprived Youth
A comprehensive skill training and capacity building program to improve the socio-economic opportunities for marginalized youth in four Arab countries

The overall goal of the Project is to improve the socio-economic skills of marginalized young people in four Arab countries: Egypt, Lebanon, Palestinian Authority and Sudan. Within this goal three of the four main objectives of the Project aim to help young people develop social and life skills, economic and business skills, and provide them with employment opportunities. A fourth objective is to initiate Multipurpose Community Learning Centres in deprived areas.
There is a wide range of people expected to benefit from this Project – refugees and unemployed youth aged between 17 and 25; school dropouts (particularly girls and young women) aged between 15 and 25; unemployed young mothers; newly graduated young people living in slums, villages, rural or poor urban areas; street children and children aged 13 and over who are working; and local communities in refugee camps, slums or villages in rural areas.

First of all, the Project develops training modules in economic and life skills and trains a core team of trainers in each country. This core team then trains local trainers so that direct training can be given to deprived young people participating in the micro-finance and other programmes. The aim is to train around 4000 young people, to provide 100 job opportunities and set up 8 to 10 Multipurpose Community Learning Centres.

Rights addressed by this project:

Safe Environment

Health and Social Services

Education and Training

Decent Work

Benefits of Science and Technology


Access to Justice

Freedom of Expression and Participation

Region covered by this project:

Arab States

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