Education For Employment’s (EFE) mission is to create economic opportunity for unemployed youth in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) by providing world-class professional and technical training that leads directly to jobs and entrepreneurship support.
EFE is an affiliated network of locally-run non-profit organizations in MENA that provides youth with training in vocational and professional skills in high demand by the local labor market, and links graduates to jobs. To promote job creation and an alternative pathway to economic opportunity, EFE is piloting youth entrepreneurship programs.
Graduates of EFE’s programs have access to the EFE alumni network, which offers opportunities for continuing professional development, civic engagement and leadership, mentoring, networking, and international exchange.
To increase its impact and influence systemic change, EFE works with governments and public education institutions to implement youth employability programs.
The EFE Network is comprised of locally-run affiliates in Egypt, Jordan, Morocco, Palestine, Tunisia and Yemen, with organizations in Spain and the United States that support the regional affiliates through systems, partnerships, program development, and outreach.