Supporting Libya’s young leaders of tomorrow
Understanding the challenges in enabling effective and impactful implementation of youth focused programs in Libya – Highlighting “Skills for Tomorrow”: Equipping the youth to be future leaders of Libya.
Libya faces numerous barriers to sustainable livelihoods, exacerbated by the political unrest the country has been facing since 2011. Among these barriers is high unemployment, particularly among youth. Within this context, Amideast launched the “Skills for Tomorrow” (SFT) program aimed at increasing employability skills and equipping Libyan youth with the skills they need for success while encouraging them to be leaders in their communities. The program is designed to provide training for 105 Libyan students in disadvantaged neighborhoods in seven locations across the country.
“Obtaining a quality education underpins a range of fundamental development drivers. Major progress has been made towards increasing access to education at all levels, particularly for women and girls. Basic literacy skills across the world have improved tremendously, yet bolder efforts are needed to achieve universal education goals for all.”
– The United Nations
Voluntas is supporting Amideast in monitoring, evaluation, and learning for the SFT program.
The support includes conducting baseline, mid-term and end-line assessments to develop actionable recommendations for program implementation and evaluate the program’s impact. The baseline study was conducted in August 2020, providing insights on how participating Libyan youth view leadership and their educational and career aspirations. In January 2022, Voluntas conducted the midterm study providing additional insights to the baseline and a deeper understanding of the perceptions and challenges of participating Libyan youth.
Sharing a bigger purpose
Amideast and Voluntas share a common purpose: to provide Libyan youth with opportunities to realize their human potential and become the future leaders of their country.
Voluntas supported Amideast by conducting a baseline and midterm study of the “Skills for Tomorrow” program, enabling a better understanding of the challenges and lessons learned voiced by the students. The reports also allowed unlocking a deeper knowledge of the program’s participants perceptions of leadership, and their aspirations for the future.
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