The project helped nearly 24,000 Algerian youth to strengthen their potential to earn income and effectively manage their finances. To achieve this ambitious goal, World Learning provided technical support to partner institutions across Algeria, training community mentors to teach youth two critical skill sets: personal financial management and 21st-century job skills.

Over the project period, World Learning trained 713 community mentors to deliver the two course offerings and provided technical and logistical support as those mentors went on to train 22,544 youth in 42 wilayas (states). The project also strengthened the capacities of 51 local partner organizations capable of delivering project activities in the future.

Advancing Girls’ Education and Skills

Program Achievements 

  • Integration of a new accelerated learning scheme of studies into the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa curriculum 
  • Development of life skills narratives which included interactive, decision-based games to build life skills through examination, intention, and action. 
  • Developed partnerships with highly committed employers, customized training approaches based on employer needs, and supported 200 young women to complete vocational training and obtain long-term employment above minimum wage 


Algeria Entrepreneurship & Employment Program

The AEEP project succeeded in engaging 168 private and public sector stakeholders in discussions on economic opportunity and business growth acceleration, garnered 38 employment agreements, trained 368 youth in soft skills or technical skills—93.2% of whom improved their skills, their economic status, or both during the program—and successfully supported 18 youth-led enterprises. 

SME Growth Acceleration Course Overview




  • Four selected CDCs/EIs deepened their skills in analysis, outreach, and training design and developed community-based action plans for economic development.
  • 600 job seekers trained in workplace skills and values.
  • 30 entrepreneurs equipped with business plans.
  • 80% of beneficiaries gained new employment or initiated entrepreneurial projects.
  • Women were better informed of opportunities in their communities for employment or entrepreneurship.
  • CDCs and EIs developed a mentorship model for job seekers and entrepreneurs that become long-term relationships.

Egypt STEM Schools Project

The project transformed Egypt’s only STEM school into a collaborative network that served as a catalyst for system-wide STEM education reform. The eleven model schools, established throughout the country, deliver comprehensive support to students, teachers, and administrators, as well as key policy, private sector, and community stakeholders. Through targeted awareness raising, institutional capacity development, teacher training, curriculum development, and student learning assessment, the STEM model schools serve as incubators for future leaders and innovators who will have the potential to advance research and development initiatives that fuel scientific invention and generate employment opportunities and economic growth.  By the end of the project, 11 schools were equipped with science and Fab Lab equipment, 2,799 students (1,586 boys & 1,213 girls) students had been enrolled in STEM schools, 458 students (294 boys, 164 girls) had graduated and gone on to higher education in Egypt and abroad, 604 teachers, 62 school administrators and 503 Ministry of Education officials were trained to maintain and expand the STEM schools, 52 preparatory schools received training and materials to introduce STEM extracurricular activities, and 18 public-private partnerships were formed to support the STEM school network. 

Ouargla University Career Center

The CDC provided career services, civic engagement training courses, and professional English training for over 10,000 students at Kasdi Merbah University in Ouargla. Seventy-nine percent of graduates found full- or part-time employment options following graduation.