DURATION: 09/29/2019 - 09/30/2020
FUNDER: U.S. Embassy in Algeria
CONTACT[email protected]

Program Description

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

The Bawsala Mentorship Program was an initiative implemented by World Learning in Algiers under the name Maharat Mentorship Program, 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 expanded to cover Algiers and Oran to benefit 50 unemployed Algerian women. 

Program Goals

Enabled 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.