Reinforcing Entrepreneurship is part of Desert Bloom mission for enhancing productivity, jobs creation, social equity, economic inclusion and empowerment for inclusive growth.
Entrepreneurial competencies are among the major enablers of business and social innovation. We provide youth and women with customized training courses to build entrepreneurial competencies along with supporting skills such as product design and creation, “pitching” business to potential funders, legal aspects of business startup, and localized content. Youth and women’s economic empowerment is a direct path towards gender equality, poverty eradication and inclusive economic growth.
We believe that relationships between nations can be enhanced by the relationships between their people, particularly young people. Therefore, we are involved in the following programs:
Cultural exchange program for university students only.
Program Date & Duration
The J-1 Work & Travel USA program lasts for a maximum work period of 4 months, with an extra 30 days to travel within the United States after your work commitment.
Program dates are based on the dates of university semester break. Most participants work for 3 to 3.5 months, as they need to return home when classes begin.
Common Work & Travel USA placements include: Lifeguards, Bellboys, Rides operators at theme parks, Waiters and waitresses, Housekeepers, Store clerks and cashiers, Kitchen Assistant, Groundskeeper, Fast food (E.g. McDonalds) team positions
Salary & Employment Benefits
You will be earning exactly what Americans would receive. Most employers pay around $8 to $13 per hour depending on job nature and location. Full time work is 40hrs/week, and overtime pay is usually 1.5 times the normal rate. You are allowed to seek a second job in your free time to earn extra bucks! Overall, you can very much expect to earn enough to cover your initial costs and a major part of your expenses in the United States
We have several Internship opportunities in USA, Europe and in the Middle East & North Africa. Our internship is a project-oriented learning opportunity for graduate students to gain valuable work or research experience. It is available for young people from 20 to 30 years of age.
Ideologies are countered by new ideas; hence, Desert Bloom developed a training Toolkit to train trainers, social and youth workers, civil society and religious leaders and government officials on preventing youth radicalization. The Toolkit is designed to equip trainees with competencies (combination of observable and measurable knowledge, skills, abilities and personal attributes) that contribute to preventing youth from radicalization. Additionally, it tackles the root causes of radicalization and addresses the environment conducive for extremists to spread their ideologies and recruit supporters. Moreover, it suggests strategies to help youth at-risk of radicalization improve their livelihoods and self-efficacy and develop recognized roles in their communities.
Desert Bloom regularly organizes and hosts different Camps program including:
1. International Voluntary Service (Workcamp)
2. Local Voluntary Service (Workcamp)
3. Global Citizens Camps (Intercultural Camp): aims at inspiring people to act as responsible global citizens working for peace and understanding in a diverse world, as well as to promote intercultural awareness, tolerance and more effective cross-cultural communication to build bridges between the Middle East and the rest of the World.
4. Peace-building Camp.
5. Sport Camp.
6. Leadership & Professional Development Camp.
Desert Bloom is very active in European Union funded Programs (including Middle East Peace Projects (EU Partnership for Peace - EUPfP), Anna Lindh Foundation and Erasmus+ Programme (formerly EuroMed Youth Programme). These programs aim to promote intercultural and civil society dialogue in the face of growing mistrust and polarisation. Erasmus + programme facilitates the mobility of young people and social workers between Europe and South-Mediterranean countries through Youth Exchanges, Voluntary Service, Training and Networking.
Moreover, Desert Bloom is involved in several Youth Exchanges for students from all over the world.