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Orange Project Seeks to Rehabilitate Young People in Mareh City

The 'Orange Project' is seeking to re-engage young people and get them back in to educational projects to help with their access to the labor markets reports Enab Baladi
Orange Project Seeks to Rehabilitate Young People in Mareh City

The local council in the city of Mareh, northern rural Aleppo, has launched a training project which aims to rehabilitate young people, both in terms of education and vocation, and enable them to enter the labor market.

The ‘Orange Project’ was launched on, Aug. 16, 2018, and will offer training programs in several areas, based on criteria that must be met by applicants, according to Assem al-Saleh, an official of the Popular Education in the city of Mareh.

The areas targeted by the training include: graphic design, operation and maintenance of heavy machinery and assistance and management skills, which all have 48 days of training, as well as, confectionery and pastry, installation of solar panels and the sewing women clothes, which have 24 days of training.

According to al-Saleh, girls will receive training courses on sewing, confectionery and pastry making, while the remaining areas will be restricted to male applicants.

Applicant must be between 18 and 35 years old and the beneficiary must have not received any vocational training during the past year.

Al-Saleh added that the ‘Orange Project’ aims primarily to empower young people and activate their role in society, by subjecting them to professional and educational training in several areas, which will improve their access to the labor market directly or  help them develop their own profession, as he put it .

Trainees will receive four hours of training per day, provided that those who have committed to the attendance rate required are given a “transportation allowance.” The trainees will also be offered a certificate acknowledged by the Turkish Ministry of Education.

“The trainees will be divided into groups, each group consisting of 25 trainees of Mareh and its villages’ young people,” the official added.

Registration for the training courses at the Center of Popular Education in the local council in Mareh city began, Aug. 16, 2018, and the beneficiaries are to be selected and communicated with for an introductory session before the start of the exercises, according to al-Saleh.


This article was edited by The Syrian Observer. Responsibility for the information and views set out in this article lies entirely with the author.

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