World Youth Skills Day 2021
July 15 is World Youth Skills Day, a day meant to celebrate the creativity and resilience of youth, and also to recognize the importance of giving young people the training and skills for employment and entrepreneurship. At Anera, our youth education programs are a priority, as we recognize the significance of this day and helping young people succeed.
Anera offers both formal vocational training and non-formal skills courses, partnering with local institutions to make sure young people have access to quality vocational education in new and emerging fields. In recognition of World Youth Skills Day, here are three of our programs and projects that are helping young people in Palestine, Lebanon and Jordan prepare for their future.
PLUS program: This program produces professional software engineers in just 16 weeks using a curriculum developed in Silicon Valley. The young participants from Palestine come out of this program with market-ready, adaptable coding skills, prepared to enter and thrive in a demanding industry.
Culinary training: As part of Anera’s youth vocational education program, 40 students in the Bekaa Valley are learning the basics of culinary arts and healthy cooking. The students are able to enhance their culinary skills by cooking specialized hot meals for families and individuals in quarantine, while also earning a daily income through Anera’s cash-for-work program.
Basic math and literacy: Anera is helping young women develop critical literacy, math, writing and life skills for their futures at the Bhannine Social Skills Center, one of Anera’s local partners in Lebanon. The center is an educational safe space for girls and women between the ages of 10 and 30.
Thanks to your support, Anera is able to run these programs and many others, helping young people across Palestine, Lebanon and Jordan develop crucial skills to prepare for employment, entrepreneurship and a brighter future.
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