The Amideast Nahdhat Shabab Project (NSP) trained over 781 Yemenis in vocational, professional, and employability skills. More than 160 trainees were connected with mentors and local businesses to gain real-world experience as interns in key companies and in improving their communities. Trainees came from a broad cross-section of Yemeni society, with 22 Yemeni communities included in the project.
Throughout the program, the NSP implemented activities with local providers. Additionally, a group of 56 diverse community actors guided project activities through Community Advisory Boards (CABs).
Training topics ranged from hands-on technical instruction to English language and computer courses. Through the project's focus on community rebuilding and restoration, 111 trainees studied cutting-edge renewable energy technologies, including solar panel installation and maintenance.
As the project drew to a close in 2021, 64% of trainees had found new or better jobs and NSP trainees continue to help stimulate critical economic recovery that supports post-conflict governance mechanisms in Yemen.