DURATION: 10/01/2017 - 07/31/2018
FUNDER: U.S. Department of State

Program Description

The Maharat Mentorship Program in Algeria provides training, mentorship, and networking opportunities to help young Algerian women build their leadership skills and job-readiness skills.

The eight-month program builds off of the success of World Learning’s Maharat Mentorship Program in Basrah, Iraq, and is sponsored by the U.S. Embassy in Algiers. It will pair 30 young alumnae of the Access Microscholarship or PLUS with mentors to guide them through a series of training modules, provide support through the job search process, and connect participants to other female leaders in their communities. Mentors will work with participants to set goals, track their progress, and arrange for additional support as needed to help them achieve their goals.

Program Goals

Enable young women in Algiers to:

  • Gain self-awareness of their personal attributes and skills.
  • Build leadership and job-readiness skills.
  • Develop robust relationships with successful female leaders in Algeria.