Curt Rhodes.
Dr. Jean Mayer Global Citizenship Award, Tufts University (2014). Social Entrepreneur of the Year for the Middle East and North Africa, the Schwab Foundation (2011).

An organisation that provides peer-to-peer mentoring and educational support programmes to help integrate marginalised and at-risk youth into mainstream professional and social opportunities. They have designed the Arab world’s first Graduate Equivalency Diploma (GED) and a certification program for primary school dropouts.

Impact indicators


  • Overall, the programmes have reached over 200,000 people since 2002.



  • Nearly two-thirds of participants in the non-formal education programmes continue on to a higher level of schooling, reintegrate into formal classrooms or participate in government-sponsored vocational training programmes. 
  • A randomised controlled trial carried out in Jordan by the University of Oxford revealed reductions in antisocial behaviour and observed small positive changes with emotional symptoms, social skills and self-efficacy among participants with higher levels of attendance.
Última actualización 2020