The main idea behind the project is to aid in the development of Yemen by improving the country’s connection and communication with the rest of the world. Establishing alternative schools and classes that teach English, the project addresses the lack of education and job preparation available to the younger generation growing up in IDP camps, and creates job opportunities for teachers.
Our Dreams Thrive is designed to serve the future generations of Yemeni citizens who dream of peace and unity. The project is aimed to help girls between the ages of thirteen and eighteen by preparing them for enrollment and success in international universities. We give priority to children who have been forced to flee their homes and schools, and to those girls who have suffered domestic violence, early marriage, and other forms of human rights abuses.
The Nada Foundation is investing in the generation that will rebuild Yemen when the civil war ends. To do so, the foundation’s visionary Our Dreams Thrive project is set up to reach out to girls displaced by the country’s catastrophic violence and conflict. Educating girls protects their human rights and changes traditional attitudes toward early marriage. Instilling confidence and dignity, education lifts girls’ hopes for achieving their life dreams. As such, education is the foundation for creating social change and economic growth in Yemen. Creating future leaders even while the fighting continues is the first step in achieving long-term goals for future stability and economic development of the region.
Under the Our Dreams Thrive hashtag (Our Dreams Thrive), the Nada Foundation is currently poised to reach 10,000 girls in Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camps in all of Yemen’s various governorates. The foundation’s specific aim is to teach the girls to speak and write in the English language. This ability will form a bridge between Yemen and the rest of the world so that information may pass freely across borders furthering scientific and technological progress. It is also a means toward creating leaders in the areas of media and humanitarian work that Yemen will need in order to recover when the lengthy period of conflict that has torn the social fabric of the country finally ends.
Education in Yemen has been and continues to be inadequate, failing to teach and prepare students and stay abreast of scientific development in the world. The younger generation currently lacks the necessary skills to meet employment requirements.
Nada Foundation for the Protection of Children