Empowering Young Entrepreneurs opportunity with YMCA

About YMCA: YMCA, a global organization dedicated to youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility, has been empowering communities for decades. With a rich history and values deeply rooted in community-centric principles, YMCA provides a platform for individuals to thrive and contribute positively to their communities.


About this Training Opportunity: Our entrepreneurship training is designed to help young people start and grow their own businesses. We provide hands-on learning, expert guidance, and networking opportunities. Join us to turn your business ideas into reality.

Program Structure:

  1. Preparing the Mindset: Participants will kick off with a boot camp focusing on:
    • Basic communication and feedback techniques
    • Understanding the entrepreneurial ecosystem and accessing the market
    • Building potential partnerships and understanding their importance
    • Fostering creative thinking and ideation
    • Developing a basic business model using the Business Canvas approach.
  2. Providing Learning Opportunities and Personal Growth:
    • Entrepreneurial Clubs: Support group meetings for discussion and support, covering topics like dealing with fears, motivation, overcoming social pressures, and building self-esteem.
    • Soft Skills Development: Mini-workshops on digital literacy, presentation skills, problem-solving, persuasion, negotiation, and public speaking.
    • Technical Skills Development: Workshops covering finance, marketing, operations, management, digital communication, and legal awareness, followed by mentoring sessions for implementation and feedback.

CCriteria for DAREB-III Participants

  1. Age and Location:
    • Aged between 25 and 40.
    • Living in the Central Bekaa area.
  2. Business Stage:
    • Have a startup idea, a desire to create one, or an already established business.
  3. Availability:
    • Able to attend 90% of our sessions from the last week of June to October. Sessions are on weekends and late afternoons

Note: We value our Dareb and Dareb 2 participants! However, this opportunity is designed for new applicants to ensure a fresh experience for more individuals. Thank you for your understanding and continued support.


How to apply

Visit the following application link and fill out the form to apply: 



Monday, 10. Jun 2024
Type of Call
Call for Participation
Intervention Sector(s):
Training & Capacity Building