The Phosboucraa Foundation Learning Centers started on Wednesday April 7th 2021 the 7th edition of the Vocational Trainings program, in E-learning mode, with the participation for the first time of youth from Guelmim Oued-Noun region, alongside youth from Laayoune and Dakhla. The integration of these new members was facilitated by the launch of the E-learning platform "L'Formation MenDarek" in March 2020 following the Covid-19 pandemic. By migrating the programs and training of its Learning Centers to digital, the Phosboucraa Foundation has prepared the opening of its services to all aspirants from the southern regions. Consequently, out of 120 registered, they are now 26 members from Guelmim Oued-Noun region to take part in the Vocational Trainings.
Open to youth aged 18 to 35, the Vocational Trainings program, launched in 2017, is one of the services offered by the Phosboucraa Foundation Learning Centers to develop the technical skills of youth from the southern regions in promising sectors, particularly those in relation with the digital transformation. The program includes three types of training: digital marketing, graphic design and accounting (SAGE). The pedagogical approach is focused on the practical side, however it does not only concern the development of technical skills, it also includes two other important components that aim to promote the autonomy of youth and to enhance their profiles.
In addition to technical modules, transversal modules dedicated to personal development (Soft Skills) and initiation to entrepreneurship are scheduled throughout the trainings. The objective is to prepare youth to better cope with the professional environment by endowing them with an entrepreneurial spirit and to encourage the most enterprising to create their own business. For the 2021 edition, the members of the Vocational Trainings program will have the opportunity to participate to MIT D-Lab Creative Capacity Building workshops (CCB). The CCB program will aim to bring out project ideas and solutions that can lead to economic projects.
Up to now, the Phosboucraa Foundation Learning Centers have benefited more than 15,000 beneficiaries in the southern regions, including around 600 youth for the Vocational Trainings program. The quality of the program and the commitment of the Learning Centers teams are behind the success of these trainings. Watch the testimonial of Halima Mourchid, a young beneficiary of Guelmim-Oued Noun region :