About Yemen EFE (YEFE)

In 2008, EFE has partnered with Yemeni business and civil society leaders to create the Yemen Education For Employment (YEFE), providing motivated yet unemployed Yemeni youth with the training and opportunities needed to secure employment. As a bridge between the education system and the private sector, YEFE helps young women and men to acquire practical skills that meet employer needs.

YEFE first established offices in Sana'a and Taiz, and today reaches youth from the governorates of Aden, Abyan, Al-Dhalea, Lahj, Marib, Al-Jawf, Amran and Shabwah.

You can visit Yemen EFE’s site here.


Alwan Shaibani
Chairman, Universal Group of Companies

Mohammed Abdo Saeed
Regional Director, Hayel Saeed Anam Group

Amat Alsoswa
Executive Director, Executive Bureau for the Acceleration of Aid Absorption and Implementation, Mutual Accountability Framework

Yusuf Al-Kuraimi
Managing Director, Al-Kuraimi Islamic Microficance Bank

Jamal Al-Mutarreb
Owner & Founder, Al-Mutarreb Group

Huda Al-Sharafi
Vice President, Almaz Group

Hani Shehadeh
Area GM (construction) and GM (oil and gas), Consolidated Contractors International Company

Ron Bruder
Founder and Chair, EFE-Global

Jamie McAuliffe
President & CEO, EFE-Global



Workplace Success Training and Job Placement Program

EFE's Workplace Success Program equips college-educated youth with the professional and communications skills they need to obtain and keep a first job. Students are guided in work ethics as well as given detailed lessons on daily challenges, such as how to prepare a presentation. Published by McGraw-Hill and developed by U.S. career education experts in partnership with Yemeni business leaders, YEFE began offering the program in July 2008. Most of the students come from disadvantaged backgrounds and many travel long distances every day to the YEFE facilities in Sana'a and Taiz from outlying areas to attend the classes, which are offered in Arabic and English. Demand for the courses has been high and every enrollment session overbooks.

Pioneers Program

The innovation and strength of EFE's programs lie in YEFE's market and employer-driven model for youth employment. After seeing the effectiveness of the Workplace Success Program, local business leaders suggested that EFE expand its training operations to include courses in Business English and Information Technology (IT). With funding from local businesses and in cooperation with the International Finance Corporation (IFC), YEFE launched the Pioneers Program in early 2009.

Pioneers is an integrated training program that combines 90 hours of IFC's Business Edge curriculum, 300 hours of English language training, 70 hours of IT training and 60 hours of Workplace Success.


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Ameen H. AL-Qadri began his career at EFE as the Project Director for Youth Vocational Empowerment Project for YEFE prior to his appointment as CEO. Ameen brings fifteen years of experience in international development, education quality improvement, vocational training, and youth related programs to Yemen EFE. Through positions with the Education Development Center and World Links International, he worked extensively in providing training, facilitation and evaluation expertise in programs involving school authorities, administrators, teachers, students, and parents. He also worked as a research specialist for the Yemen Cross-Sectoral Youth Assessment, a USAID-funded study. Ameen obtained a Bachelor’s of Art Degree from the College of Education at Sana’a University and is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Education Management at Queen Arwa University. 


Yemen Education
For Employment Foundation
Building #3, 7th Floor
Al-Mujamaa, Haddaa St.
Sana’a, Rep. of Yemen
Tel:     +967 1 415 874
Fax:     +967 1 264 116