Silatech, Spark to partner on youth work
Doha, February 27, 2014
Doha-based social initiative Silatech has signed a deal with Spark to collaborate on programmes focusing on career guidance, skills and employability, and youth enterprise development in the Arab world.
The areas of potential cooperation include educational and training materials, impact evaluation techniques, enterprise databases, civic engagement training, university entrepreneurship programs, online "virtual internships," psychometric assessment tools to measure entrepreneurship potential, and access to finance and business development services for micro- and small enterprises.
Silatech is a regional social initiative that works to boost employment, entrepreneurship and civic engagement opportunities for young people throughout the Arab world.
Spark is an independent international development organisation that develops higher education and entrepreneurship to empower ambitious young people to lead their conflict-affected societies into prosperity.
Dr Tarik Yousef, CEO of Silatech, said "As an organisation focused on boosting opportunities for employment and entrepreneurship, with active programmes in several Arab countries, Spark is a natural partner with Silatech. We look forward to developing sustainable, impact-focused programmes together to benefit the youth of this region." - TradeArabia News Service