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Employers in Mexico Rally to Hire Youth At Risk

In Cuidad Juarez, young people trained through an IYF/USAID initiative are transforming employers’ views of what out-of-school youth can achieve.

Start Work Program Opens Doors For Unemployed Palestinian Youth

Twenty-year-old Yusra al-Juneidi grew up in the village of Wad al-Jouz in Jerusalem. A graduate of the hotel management program at al-Tireh Institute, a vocational training institute in Ramallah, Palestine, Yusra had trouble finding a job after graduation. That is, until she participated in...

Finding Your Passion: A Former IT Trainee Now Trains His Peers

“I couldn’t keep waiting for success, so I decided to walk toward it.’’ This is how Malik in Zarqa, Jordan, starts his story. The 23-year-old didn’t...

Youth in Zarqa Benefit from On-the-Job Training

Sajeda, 22, hopes to sell her own jewelry some day. Osama, 18, wants to be a pastry chef.  Mohammed, 17, would like to open a restaurant. All three dropped out of secondary school by grade 10; yet each is taking steps to reach their goals with support from Youth:...