PROJECT LAUNCH

2007

Alexandra GirardAsk for more information about the Seeds of Hope program: Alexandra GIRARD gde@iecd.org

Training young people in careers in industry, energy and maintenance (The Seeds of Hope program)

The unemployment rate for young people around the world is growing and yet certain dynamic sectors cannot find a qualified workforce: this is the case, for example, for the energy, public works, transport and automobile sectors. A mismatch between vocational training courses that are too theoretical and the technical skills required by enterprises is one of the main reasons for this.

The Seeds of Hope program was relaunched in Lebanon in 2007, in order to offer good quality training to young people without any qualifications and meet the needs of buoyant sectors. Introduced in the field of electricity, it has been adapted to local demand with other similar themes such as electrical engineering and vehicle maintenance.

14 years after its launch, the Seeds of Hope program has been extended to six other countries: Egypt in 2013,  Morocco in 2014, Ivory Coast and Vietnam in 2016, and more recently Congo-Brazzaville and Liberia in 2020.


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2019 results:

  • 3,500 young people in training with the Seeds of Hope program.
  • 250 trainers trained in new educational technologies and practices.
  • 80% success rate in exams.
  • 28 training centers.