Caritas Lebanon launched a digital platform to help micro or small startups and businesses of the country’s youth, aged between 18 and 30 years old, to develop their small projects.
Within the framework of Access to Sustainable Employment for Youth (ASE), a project funded by Novo Nordisk Foundation, Caritas Switzerland, and Caritas Denmark, the project aims at empowering and training young business people in Bekaa, Beirut, and Mount Lebanon.
The ASE project is also offering technical and in-kind support for small and local businesses aiming to create opportunities for young trained people in the job market.
Caritas Lebanon previously commented that more than 200,000 young people have left the country amid the economic crisis to find job opportunities abroad.
Headed by Father Michel Abboud, Caritas Lebanon is seeking with this project to stop the ongoing brain drain in the country and secure favorable conditions for the youth to bloom in the business field.
“Caritas is ready to go forward with people in Lebanon!” Father Abboud declared. “We are here to support the youth through these difficult times!”
The organization also stated that the number of participants is limited and that applications will be evaluated based on predefined criteria.
Lebanese aged between 18 and 30 years old working in Agriculture and Agro-processing, as well as in Construction, Rehabilitation, and MEP, can now register here for the ASE Project to develop their businesses.