Spark closingEconomic Empowerment
The closing ceremony of the elite program: 23/8/2017. In partnership with the Foundation for All Today, the Dutch Spark Association organized the closing ceremony of the elite program to create business opportunities for young people. The Elite program aims to train and rehabilitate 181 youth in the sectors of honey, coffee, dates and furala. At the ceremony, Mr Firas Dib, Regional Director of SPARK, said that the program was designed to qualify young people in various agricultural fields within the elite program and create business opportunities for young people to contribute to the development of the agricultural sector. He added: The program will provide interest-free loans to 36 of the winners of the program to implement their projects. The ceremony included the distribution of air vehicles for 15 beneficiaries of the displaced and the unemployed as grants to start their own projects after receiving a training course in sales and marketing skills last week. Mrs Sabah Badri, Executive Director of the All-For-All Foundation, said that the program is a unique opportunity for young people to be entrepreneurs. The program provided them with training, consultation and orientation sessions by qualified counsellors to embark on pioneering projects that contribute to the development of the agricultural sector. "The elite program is one of SPARK's specific projects," she said. "It targeted a vital segment of the society, the young people who will have to develop the community in establishing distinguished projects. The ceremony included honouring the guides and the pilots and announcing the winning projects.