Creating better jobs for young people in fragile states
Opening pathways to employment
“We are the ones creating the fundamentals for stability and growth”
Mahmud won a SPARK business plan competition with his business, J-Palm, and received access to finance. His company uses a no-waste manufacturing process to create a range of affordable, organic palm oil-based skin and hair care products. The palm kernels are then utilised to make a wood charcoal alternative.Read his full story
“I can face anything in this life with self-confidence”
Sitting serenely amongst the chaos of the bustling newsroom, 21-year-old Payam Sarbast is unique. She is the youngest news reporter at Rudaw, one of the fastest growing news channels in the Middle East, while just a year ago she had no job, no work experience and no confidence.Read her full story
“Be patient, be persistent and make sure your business is valuable”
Regis Umugiraneza, a 29-year-old Agribusiness graduate, grew up surrounded by fields of sweet potato. He was four years old when the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi population claimed the lives of his father, sister and many other family members.Read his full story
“I could never imagine myself anything other than an entrepreneur”
Over 800 engineering students a year graduate in Gaza, in a market that needs about 50 engineers. For young graduates and media experts Ahmed, Mohammed, and Yousef, it was radically different.
- Palestinian Territories
- Business Support Centres
- Business Startup Incubator Support (BSIS)
We provide young people with the tools they need to succeed in regions affected by conflict, climate crisis and displacement. Together with our local partners we implement six services that empower students and entrepreneurs to study, work and grow their own businesses.