There are dozens of organizations and hundreds of initiatives working hard to help youth connect with work opportunities in the Middle East. Even so, most young people feel alone, guided only by family and friends, as they contemplate the transition from the world of education to the world of work.

Therefore, FORAS project was born in April 2012, the first employability portal to bring together different resources, opportunities and initiatives for young people, who were eager to learn, grow and perform, and who just did not know where to start.

The aim of FORAS project is to connect young graduates to job providers (private sector) and to become a platform that would provide 24 X 7 learning for skills and certification through various online trainings along with direct training on employable skills.

The response for FORAS project was stunning – from Qatar to Libya to Morocco and the MENA region.

Therefore, the FORAS project, funded by USAID organization, officially started in Iraq in 2013 and was managed by FHI 360 until the end of 2015.

Starting from January 2016, managed by Rwanga Foundation, the FORAS project has been working all over Iraq virtually under the name of Rwanga FORAS.

The outcome of Rwanga Foras 2016 was sensational with more than 200,000 youths directly benefitting from this project and 1,496 job seekers placed into jobs. Hence, it was decided that Rwanga Foras will continue in 2017, and this time the project will be funded by Silatech and Rwanga Foundation through its partners. Apart from linking job seekers and job providers, Rwanga Foundation will provide training courses for some selected universities all over Iraq. The training courses will be initiated through Rwanga Foundation and its partners who are reputed and experienced in this field.

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