Employment Support in Lebanon - TAFAWOQ

Labour market insertion
According to the ILO, Lebanon’s current estimated unemployment rate is 29.6%, with 82% of its population living in poverty. Our Tafawoq project in Lebanon is based on an innovative concept for the labor market insertion of youth. Therefore, to Increase youths’ employment chances we implemented the coaching for employment cycle (C4EE) and developed an employment office. This intervention was carried out by supporting our local partners "The Nawaya Network" and "DROPS Community Development," to create a sustainable impact and establish long-term collaborations with local stakeholders. 
"The skills that were given by the trainers and the program helped me to seek the job that I wanted and start the career path that I’m working in "
Lara Halabi, Employment Support Graduate

The participants of the coaching cycle are between the ages of 18 and 35. They are of Lebanese, Syrian, and Palestinian nationalities. The program is tailored for each person individually, providing tailored support to empower them with their career path. So far 67% of 200 youths found jobs through the program.

"I learned how to structure a proper smart goal and how to implement it and turn it into action "
Mohammed Jad Karanouh, Employment Support Graduate 

Supporting youths with employment opportunities directly impact their lives and contributes to building a stronger economy and better resilience.

This project is part of the Swisscontact Development Programme, which is co-financed by SDC (Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, Federal Department of Foreign Affairs FDFA).

Initial vocational education and training
The project enables 150 young women and men from three population groups to take part in a coaching cycle that teaches them basic skills to integrate into the labour market in the project areas of Tripoli and Beddawi in northern Lebanon.In Lebanon in 2018, 950 000 Syrian refugees were registered with the UNHCR, while approximately 250 000...