ROTA Initiative Provides Job Opportunities for 2,100 Youth
Reach Out To Asia (ROTA), a member of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development (QF), in partnership with CARE International and Silatech, has provided training and entrepreneurship orientation for 1,100 Yemeni youth. The initiative is part of a $1.2 million project entitled ‘Toward Better Economic Opportunities for Youth in Sana’a and Hajjah’.
The project, a two-year enterprise aimed at improving economic opportunities for Yemen’s youth, was designed to offer viable alternatives to formal employment in a country disadvantaged by high unemployment and a growing population of young people. This project is also in-line with QF’s mission of promoting productive change regionally and internationally.
Through training and mentorship, the ROTA-funded project provided Yemeni youths with relevant business skills, training, entrepreneurship, orientation, and linkages to youth-friendly financial services, ultimately allowing them to capitalize on their skills through self-employment.