Education For Employment (EFE)

Mission of the organisation

Education For Employment (EFE) is the leading nonprofit in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) linking unemployed youth to tangible job opportunities.  MENA has the largest youth population in the world, but also the highest youth unemployment rates. That’s a lot of untapped potential in one place. Imagine what all that young energy and talent could do for this region's future and its economy if given the chance!  

We believe in the positive power of youth in MENA and are confident that youth can transform the trajectory of the region if we give them the chance. So, we built a network operating in nine countries across the region to bring this vision to life. Through the EFE Network, we match businesses that need qualified employees with young women and men seeking a job, whom we train with skills to succeed on the job and in life. Since 2006, we have connected thousands of youth to the world of work but need your help to continue transforming the lives. 

Our mission is simple: to create economic opportunities for unemployed youth in the MENA so that they can create a brighter future for themselves, their families, and their communities.  

Learn more about our impact: How Youth Build Their Future at Education For Employment (EFE) 


Our Impact: 
EFE has connected over 122,000 youth to tangible job opportunities.
73% Job Placement Rate for Job Track Graduates.
More than 58% of EFE Graduates are Women.
Over 24,000 Youth Working In Technology, Healthcare, Sales, Customer Service, BPO, Food & Beverage, Hospitality, Vocational Trades, and many more.  

EFE helps young women and men through demand-driven training programs that link them to the world of work while creating opportunities for them to develop their professional skills, build social capital and engage in their communities. At the same time, EFE works to improve the attitudes of educators, employers, and families to change how youth are prepared for the workforce. 


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Education For Employment (EFE)

1660 L Street NW, suite 460 Washington, DC. 20036
Washington, DC, Washington, DC
United States