Title: Youth Inclusion and Employment Project (YIEP) – Also known as “Ready for Tomorrow” Duration: 5 Years (2022 – 2027) Location: Jordan, Egypt, Morocco, Tunisia Donor: Ministry of Foreign Affairs – Denmark and Danish-Arab Partnership Program
Imagine a thriving Jordan where young women and men have the skills, resources, and confidence to build their dreams and contribute meaningfully to their communities. This vision is at the heart of the Youth Inclusion and Employment Project (YIEP): Ready for Tomorrow.
Ready For Tomorrow aims to address the challenges young Jordanians face in entering the workforce or launching their businesses. We believe that with the right support, young people can become the driving force behind a sustainable and prosperous future for Jordan.
Here’s how YIEP: Ready for Tomorrow empowers young Jordanians:
Building employability: We equip youth with in-demand technical skills and soft skills like communication and teamwork, making them confident and competitive job candidates.
Nurturing entrepreneurship: Budding entrepreneurs receive tailored business development services and mentoring, guiding them from brainstorming ideas to launching and growing successful ventures.
Creating systemic change: We go beyond individual success by strengthening youth-supporting structures and fostering a strong business ecosystem for young entrepreneurs and SMEs.
Developing essential skills: We focus on building 21st-century skills like digital literacy and green skills, empowering young people to thrive in the modern economy.
Innovation at the forefront: Our flexible and context-specific approach utilizes the strengths of our partners to ensure adaptive and localized solutions that meet the unique needs of different communities.
The impact of YIEP: Ready for Tomorrow is not just about numbers:
Increased employment for young Jordanians, leading to improved livelihoods and economic stability.
More sustainable businesses founded and led by young people, driving innovation and environmental responsibility.
Greater youth engagement in society, contributing to a more vibrant and prosperous Jordan.
What activities support, contribute to, or drive this impact?
Training of trainers (TOT) activities: The goal is to equip our playmakers (volunteers) to serve as exemplary role models for children. Through sports activities, our objective is to impart essential skills such as self-awareness, effective communication, stress and emotion management, leadership, teamwork, and sound decision-making.
Playmakers Camp: At Playmakers Camp, sports activities, training, and drills aren’t just about winning – they’re about boosting playmakers’ athleticism, communication, teamwork, and problem-solving skills – becoming a true Playmaker on and off the field.
Learn more about the Playmakers Camp through this recap video
Technical Sessions Training: Enhancing the capabilities of young individuals through a comprehensive program that includes both technical and soft skills sessions. These sessions encompass a wide range of areas, including entrepreneurship, computer proficiency, managerial expertise, marketing proficiency, curriculum vitae development, introductory account building, and other essential skills. These sessions aim to enhance their employability prospects, thereby elevating their likelihood of securing more favorable employment opportunities.