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Main Project Partners:

United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA), Kiva, other microfinance institutions, Tamweelcom

Contact: info@silatech.com



Project Name: Tamheed

Inception date: September 2010

Current status: Launched April 2011. As of March 2014, close to 300 advisors are delivering services in 88 centers.

Expected outcomes: 115 centers providing career advice to 14,000+ young people by mid-2014

Regional Partner(s): Mindmill, Bright Language

Country Partner(s): Microsoft, Ministry of Youth, Nahdet El Mahrousa (Egypt); Bedaya Center, Qatar University, College of the North Atlantic, Community College of Qatar (Qatar); Edupartage (Tunisia); Anapec (Morocco); International Youth Foundation (Palestine); World Learning (Algeria); Glowork (Saudi Arabia); Tamweelcom (Jordan)

Countries covered: Qatar, Tunisia, Morocco, Syria, Palestine, Egypt, Algeria, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Regional

Description: Tamheed delivers quality career advice and placement support services to be available scale. It provides youth-serving organizations (YSOs) with a complete toolkit for setting up a sustainable career advising practice. This includes highly predictive and user-friendly psychometric assessments from UK-based Mindmill delivered online in Arabic, English and French, the results of which can be used for both advice guidance and screening; advisor training and automated reports; language assessments from Bright Language; and, a framework for career advising that creates an action plan towards career success. Tamheed career guidance services are provided in physical career centers, as well as online. Tamheed is also integrated into Silatech’s and Microsoft's online employability portals ta3mal.com). Tamheed’s psychometric assessments are also used by employers and training institutions to support the screening and selection of candidates, helping match candidates with the best-fit opportunities.



Project Name: Kiva Arab Youth

Inception date: March 2012

Current status: Active 

Expected outcomes: Approximately 1,700 youth enterprises supported, $2 million of funding mobilized over 12 months.

Partner(s): Kiva, 9 microfinance institutions in MENA

Countries covered: Yemen, Lebanon, Palestine, Jordan, Iraq

Description: Peer-to-peer lending channel on Kiva.org to support young Arab entrepreneurs



Project Name: Youth Financing Project

Inception date: July 2013

Current status: Under development

Partner(s): FINCA MFI

Countries covered: Jordan

Description: Silatech will be providing technical assistance and financial support to FINCA to support their Youth Financing Project, which aims at developing BDS solutions and financing products to existing/future youth clients.



Project Name: Non-Financial Services for Tamweelcom

Inception date: June 2013

Current status: Active

Partner(s): Tamweelcom

Countries covered: Jordan

Description: Silatech will be providing technical assistance and financial support to Tamweelcom’s Training Academy, which will be targeting socially and economically challenged youth in Jordan.



Project Name: Arab Mobile Apps Challenge (AMAC)

Inception date: September 2013

Current status: Ongoing

Partner(s): Applied Innovation Institute, Ooredoo

Countries covered: Tunisia, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Jordan

Description: The AMAC engages young potential entrepreneurs in the development of mobile apps in the fields of education, healthcare, entertainment and employability. Emphasis is on developing innovative ideas and transforming these ideas into sustainable business models.