Operating Company

Profiling and training in Lebanon

Profiling and training in Lebanon

The GOAL project brings disadvantaged young Lebanese along with refugees from Syria a major step closer to qualified training and fosters social skills.

GOAL contributes towards stabilising the situation in and around the refugee camps in Lebanon. Through vocational orientation and qualification, it offers disadvantaged young Syrians and Lebanese long-term future prospects and helps them to integrate in the jobs market.

One third of residents are refugees 

Lebanon is the country with the highest number of refugees per inhabitant. In May 2016, the total number of refugees corresponded to roughly one third of the Lebanese resident population. The enormous number of Syrian refugees has become a major challenge for the small country of Lebanon. In fleeing, millions of people have not only lost their belongings but also their job and training placement. Many refugees are suffering from an acute lack of prospects. 

A rosy future

As part of project GOAL (GOAL – for: Guidance and Orientation for Adult Learners) , the Berufliche Fortbildungszentren der Bayerischen Wirtschaft (bfz) work together with the Lebanese partner organisation Right to Play. This has been working actively with refugees in Lebanon since 2006 and can draw on an extensive network of schools, sports associations, non-governmental organisations (NGO) and associations locally. Within the framework of GOAL, over 15 such local partners are supported via Right to Play in the three regions Beirut/Mt. Lebanon, Beqaa and North. Experts from the bfz train 80 employees in workshops to become multipliers who, for their part, can then go on to train 3,000 young persons.

Syrian refugees and disadvantaged young Lebanese receive vocational orientation as part of measures involving competence profiling, retraining courses and steps towards finding a job.

Families of the participants benefit from the young persons having received training that allows them to become an income source for themselves and their relatives long-term.

  • Potential analysis and vocational orientation (profiling) determines the participants’ talents, skills and interests in relation to their career choice through various exercises and tests. 
  • Corresponding to the profiling results, suitable  partial qualifications are available, in which the participants are retrained in diverse vocational fields such as electronics, wood and metal working or nursing care. 
  • The job placement involves training pupils to apply for jobs professionally. They are also offered traineeships so that they can apply their knowledge practically.
  • At the same time, Right to Play accompanies these young people, teaching them important social skills through playful methods, which can play a crucial role in their future career.

The Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) is funding the project for a period of three years, from May 2016 to April 2019.

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