Encouraging potential, changing lives

Everyone is born with talent. But we don’t all get the same opportunities to achieve our potential.

For many young people in the Middle East, barriers such as conflict, poverty, inequality and discrimination stand in the way of what they hope to achieve in life.

Through our Born to Be youth engagement programme, we are working to change the lives and prospects of the next generation. Because every young person deserves the chance to become who they were born to be.

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The Middle East has one of the highest youth unemployment rates in the world (International Labour Organization, 2014).

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