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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.

10 years after its launch, the Seeds of Hope program has been extended to five other countries: Nigeria and Egypt in 2013,  Morocco in 2014, Ivory Coast and Vietnam in 2016. The forthcoming deployment of the program in Palestinian Territories is very promising.


2017 results:

  • 4,000 young people in training with the Seeds of Hope program in 2017.
  • 242 trainers trained in new educational technologies and practices in 2017.
  • 90% is the average success rate in exams in 2017.
  • 82% of young graduates have a job or have continued their studies one year after obtaining their diploma.

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

Cameroon – Family Farm Schools

Democratic Republic of the Congo – Family Farm Schools

Ivory Coast – Family Farm Schools

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 and MPE project

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

LEBANON – Training young male and female Lebanese for careers in electrical engineering

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

Myanmar – Support for 2 hospitality-catering training centers

NIGERIA – Training young nigerian (H/F) for careers in electricity and mechanics

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 – The “Child Protection” program

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

Egypt – Training young male and female egyptians for careers in electricity

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

Marocco – Training young male and female moroccans for careers in electricity

Vietnam – Support to small enterprises

Vietnam – Training young male and female Vietnamese for careers in electricity and car mechanics