With generous support of the United Nations Population Fund and the Somalia Ministry of Youth, Mercy-USA launched the Abdiaziz Youth Center in Mogadishu, Somalia.
The center offers free vocational training to young people so that they may become self-sufficient. We’re offering computer skills courses, tailoring, cosmetology classes and handicrafts that are in demand in the marketplace. Besides vocational training the Center also offers entrepreneurship classes to help students make the most of the skills they acquire during their training. These classes teach how to start and maintain a small business, identifying market trends in Somalia, record keeping and fiscal responsibility.
Currently, The centre is funded by UNFPA Somalia and managed by iRise Hub, the first tech and innovation space that’s launched in Mogadishu with aim to leverage technology for social impact and build a sustainable ecosystem.
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