After dropping out from school in the sixth grade, Maryam Al-Rifai (20 years old) did not expect to obtain a job one day. Maryam enrolled in the BINA project, which is being implemented by the Lebanese
Organization for Studies and Training (LOST), in partnership with the training and development centers of the Bavarian Employer’s Association (BFZ), and the Bavarian State Government of Germany.
A number of professions gave Maryam the opportunity to practice a career that allowed her to enter the labor market. Two months after attending an educational course on “Warehouse Management and Logistics”, LOST was able to secure a job for young Maryam at an electronics institution in the region. Maryam is very excited to be starting her new job, using the skills she acquired. She feels that she is now able to gain lots of hands-on experience, which will further enhance her career.
The BINA project aims at training young Lebanese and Syrians in specialties that will allow them to engage in the labor market. These specialties are: Water & Sanitation, Warehouse Management & Logistics, Healthcare, and Photovoltaics. It is worth mentioning that Maryam is not the only one who has been able to secure a job, due to her willingness to stay committed to the courses.