Recycling workshop for young people with special needs

Access to employment

Youth employment is the desired result of most of the IECD’s projects. Efforts should focus on all the factors that influence the employability of young people and not only the mismatch between training courses and companies’ needs. Many studies show a weakness in the relationship between companies and young graduates, a lack of knowledge about careers and the vocational training that is available, as well as a lack of preparation among young people for the recruitment process, all of which represent obstacles to them being hired.

In order to remedy these failures, since 2012, the IECD has deployed the Guidance Employment Training (GET) project, which entered its second phase in 2016 (EGET), in partnership with the Drosos Foundation. It involves the setting up of a network of Career Guidance Offices (BOE) throughout Lebanon among the ″Seeds of Hope″ program’s partner technical schools. The publication of a manual for schools in 2016 will facilitate the creation of offices, the organization of employment forums and the setting up of job search workshops. In 2016, the network offered personalized support to more than 3,000 young people. This methodology, open to all technical sectors, will be deployed in all the countries where the IECD develops vocational training.

Furthermore, in continuity of the educational action for disabled children in Lebanon, the IECD is developing a professional integration program for the oldest students based on two lines of action:

  • The adaptation of certain training syllabuses.
  • The opening of production workshops in 2016.

Cameroon/Ivory Coast – The TRANSFORM project

Cameroon – Support to small enterprises

Cameroon – The APONH project

Congo-Brazzaville – Support for Healthcare Structures (PASS)

Congo-Brazzaville – Support to small enterprises

Democratic Republic of the Congo – Support to Small Enterprises

DRC – Improvement of care people suffering from sickle cell disease

Madagascar – The hospitality school “La Rizière” in Fianarantsoa

The French Bread-Pastry Making Schools (Vietnam and Myanmar)

CAMEROON – Improvement of care people suffering from sickle cell disease

CONGO-BRAZZAVILLE- Improvement of care people suffering from sickle cell disease

MADAGASCAR – Improvement of care people suffering from sickle cell disease

Ivory Coast – Support to small enterprises

PALESTINIAN TERRITORIES – a school remedial centre for children and teenagers who have dropped out of school

LEBANON – inclusive education so that disabled children integrate regular schools

LEBANON – education centres welcoming syrian child refugees

LEBANON – Support to small enterprises

Madagascar – SESAME program: support for higher education and access to a promising field

Morocco : Assistance for people with reduced autonomy training (FAPAR)

The New Chance Mediterranean Network (MedNC)

Myanmar – Support for 2 hospitality-catering training centers

Palestinian Territories – Support to Small Palestinian Enterprises

The ASSET-H&C Platform in Southeast Asia

MADAGASCAR – Educational and remedial centres (CERES)

Madagascar – Support to small Malagasy enterprises

SYRIA – Help young entrepreuneurs to create their own business (the BRIDGES program)

Syria – On-going training to strengthen the skills of local associations

SYRIA – Professional training centre for vulnerable Syrian youths

Thailand – The Hospitality-Catering Training Centre in Mae Sot

Ivory Coast – Training young male and female Ivorians for careers in electricity

Vietnam – Support to small enterprises