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Join us for MENA YES! A MENA region, solutions-focused youth employment summit

With 25% unemployed, the MENA region is the hardest place for youth to find a job.

Without a job, young people in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region can't build their futures. Education For Employment (EFE) is changing this.

We are confident that youth can transform their lives and the region, if given the chance.

Through the EFE Network, we equip young women and men with the skills they need in today’s job market and link them to employment and entrepreneurship opportunities where they can succeed. EFE concretely supports the UN Sustainable Development Goals and the 2030 Agenda, specifically Goal 8.

EFE helps young women and men build brighter futures for themselves, their families, and their communities.

190,211
youth connected to the world of work.
59
%
of graduates are women.
3,700
local and global companies have hired EFE graduates.

Alumni Stories

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Aya Ahmed overcame the criticism in her community to become one of the only woman oil rig technicians in Egypt.

Aya
Cairo, Egypt
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Aya
Oil Rig Technician
Cairo, Egypt

Two years ago, Omar was struggling to find a job. Now, he is a chef at the Four Seasons, one of the world's top hotels.

Omar
Amman, Jordan
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Omar
Chef
Amman, Jordan

Ali enrolled in EFE-Tunisie's "How To Build Your Business” program to hone the critical skills needed to successfully run a business and receive support to bring his dream into reality. Now his business Auto Sans Risque is helping people across Tunisia confidently buy and sell their cars.

Ali
Tunis, Tunisia
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Ali
Entrepreneur
Tunis, Tunisia