MOUSTAFA, 16 YEARS
Beneficiary of certified short training in electricity in Saïda (Lebanon).
The Maharat Li Loubnan project (Competences for Lebanon), entrusted to the IECD by the AFD over a 4-year period, aims to favor access to employment by vulnerable populations (Lebanese and Syrian refugees) especially young people and women. For this, it is focusing on training in developing professions. Moustafa followed a training course in electricity.
« I left school when I was 12. I spent my days doing nothing. Gradually, I started to want to be able to help my parents. I felt more responsible and I wanted to do something with my life.
I heard that the IECD was offering training for careers in electricity. I was told that this 3-month certified short training course would help me to find work. From November 2017 to February 2018, I learned the basics of the profession. “As soon as I finished the training, I was hired at a store selling electrical equipment. I still work there. At the same time, I have started my own business: I offer my services as an electrician on worksites and for private individuals.
People are often surprised by my age, but they are even more surprised to see how I work!
If I had started working before doing this course, I would not have been able to establish myself in this profession so quickly. Now, at the age of 16, I am in charge of a business! I was nothing before compared to what I am now. »