COUNTRIES: Algeria
DURATION: 09/29/2019 - 09/30/2020
FUNDER: U.S. Embassy in Algeria
CONTACThannah.zuzek@worldlearning.org

Program Description

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

The Bawsala Mentorship Program is an initiative originally implemented by World Learning in Algiers under the name Maharat Mentorship Program through designed utilizing World Learning Algeria’s approach and expertise with youth workforce development. Implemented in close partnership with the U.S. Embassy in Algeria, over 10 months the project successfully helped 70% of participants to obtain internship or job opportunities, with 30% of participants going on to further their studies. Under this new grant, the Bawsala project will expand to cover Algiers and Oran to benefit 50 unemployed Algerian women.

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.