Employment and Rehabilitation Program

After the January 25th revolution, ADEW found that the unemployment rates had been noticeably exacerbated in marginalized areas. After conducting field research, we found that the problem consists mainly of two parts:

Firstly, the unavailability of work opportunities as most of the locals are either daily laborers or street vendors massively affected after the revolution .Therefore, ADEW decided to provide alternative opportunities to youth in those areas. It has adopted new projects including the “Vanishing Industries, Let’s Save Them” project through which 1200 young women and men have been trained on pottery and leather tanning.

ADEW also has implemented the “Craft Your Life” project for women and girls.The project aimed to train 380 women from the existing pool of ADEW beneficiaries on high-quality handicrafts using three main crafts, jewellery designing, printing and needlework, and pottery. The project also provides them with the needed skills of managing and marketing their products, as well as connecting them with tourist companies and other marketing opportunities.

Secondly, the yearly available specialties don’t fit the work market requirements which resulted in releasing thousand of unemployed youth. Within this context, ADEW has established the “Employment and Entrepreneurship” project that aims at providing 900 training opportunities for university graduates, diplomas’ holders and illiterates. The training is divided into two parts:

Vocational Skills: Training on some crafts like metal-work, carpentry, plumbing, leather tanning, sewing and food industries.

Life skills and Self Development: Building the trainees’ capacities and adjusting their skills to fit the job-market requirements. The trainings’ themes include: determining social needs, problem solving, volunteering, and communication skills, in addition to, offering trainings on the English language and computer skills.

The project doesn’t just provide trainings but connects trainees to jobs as well, by establishing a specific center that carries trainees’ data, as well as information about available jobs in companies from different sectors, and by carrying out employment fairs.

The number of beneficiaries has reached a total of 100000 girls and boys.