As the Learning and Skills project continues to run in several areas of Baalbeck-Hermel, some youth are obtaining successful opportunities, due to the various trainings that are being offered to them through the project. Among those trainings is the Competency Based Skills (CBS) training, which aims at empowering youth and enhancing their skills through cognitive and instrumental skills. The CBS training contains several courses, such as photography, makeup, knitting, etc. After taking these courses, youth are able to find better job opportunities in the marketplace, in their villages.
Sukayna Jamal Nassridine, a 24-year old participant who is enrolled in the make-up class of the CBS training, is among the youth that benefitted immensely from this training. Prior to attending the make-up course, Sukayna did not know anything about the methods and techniques of make-up and cosmetics. Since the first day of the course, Sukayna was keen on attending, and did not miss a single course. Sukayna showed boundless interest and very active participation in the course.
Following the 2-month make-up course that Sukayna attended, the young participant was able to obtain a job at a local salon in Hermel, as an assistant. “I learned and benefitted a lot from the course, thanks to the performance of the trainer and her wonderful style of explanation”, Sukayna excitedly stated. In addition, Sukayna expressed her gratitude to the supervisors and the project managers for “providing and securing the appropriate materials and conditions for the course”.
Striving for success such as Sukayna’s is among the main goals of the Learning and Skills program, which the Lebanese Organization of Studies and Training, in partnership with UNICEF continues to provide for vulnerable youth in Baalbeck-Hermel.