Our Impact Summary
4.69K Unique Graduates since 2018!
WorkWell Tech Hubs provide technical training, professional development, and one-on-one coaching to refugees, internally displaced persons, and vulnerable host community populations.
Progression Through The Program
6.9K certificates given to graduates from different stages of the WorkWell courses.
To optimize their IT and English language skills acquisition, WorkWell participants have the option to continue their learning after graduating from the Business IT or Advanced IT courses. 67 % individuals graduated from Business IT since 2018, 23% of whom continued on to graduate from Advanced IT, and who began their journey at WorkWell by enrolling directly in Advanced IT. 10% progressed to and graduated from the Freelancing & Consulting course.
The overall WorkWell graduation rate since 2018 was 78%. The graduation rate for female graduates stands at 60%, compared to 40% for male graduates. Reasons for drop-out included finding a job, inability to fulfill time commitments, and taking care of family members, among other reasons.
GENDER, AGE, & LOCATION
The overall WorkWell graduation rate since 2018 was 4.69K. The graduation rate for female graduates stands at 2.78K, compared to 1.91K for male graduates. Reasons for drop-out included finding a job, inability to fulfill time commitments, and taking care of family members, among other reasons.
9% Graduates have children
Average age of these parents
WorkWell seeks to serve students from diverse backgrounds, facilitating a learning environment that integrates members of the host community, alongside displaced individuals and refugees. WorkWell obtained the civil status of 78% of its 4.69K graduates since 2018. Of these graduates, 49% are host community members, 28% are internally displaced persons (IDPs), 21% are refugees, and 2% are returnees, or those individuals who were previously displaced but returned home. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, WorkWell provided participants the option to attend courses virtually. This enabled Syrian refugees in Syria and Lebanon to join cohorts alongside their peers in Iraq.
WorkWell conducts job attainment surveys six months after individuals enroll in the program. At the time of this report, 1283 of the 4690 graduates reached this milestone.* Of the 35% graduates surveyed, 1283 reported active employment, representing an employment rate of 39% after six months of starting the program (up from nearly 0% at the beginning of the program). Females represent 34% of the employed graduates (36 individuals), and males constitute 66% (71 individuals). The employment rate is highest among Mosul graduates, at 59%.
EMPLOYMENT RATE BY CITY
SOFT & TRANSFERABLE SKILLS
WorkWell emphasizes the development of soft skills for our participants just as much as the increase in technology skills. In order to maximize employability in the modern job market, graduates should be confident team players. Since 2018 graduates in Iraq, 61% of those surveyed at six months reported that WorkWell increased their trust in others who are different from them. Overall, 93% of graduates surveyed reported that WorkWell increased their confidence, including 100% of women. Nearly nine in ten graduates (89%) reported that they now feel empowered to make a difference in their future.
In 2021, Preemptive Love maintained a Microwork workforce of 40 workers, all of whom live in Iraq. Of the 40 Microworkers, 30 are female and 10 are male. All of them are either vulnerable host community members, displaced individuals, or refugees. In 2021, WorkWell’s Microworkers generated $14,466.67 from performing work on five different projects with private sector clients. The number of projects that each individual participated in varied, but average earned income through online Microwork stands at $361.66 per person.
WorkWell views digital work as a means of providing inclusive opportunities and solutions. Microwork allows vulnerable populations, including women and persons with disabilities, to independently establish a supplementary livelihood. Digital microwork is a promising opportunity for individuals in post conflict settings, as the flexibility of this work is an asset to many participants. In 2022, the Microwork program will transition out of WorkWell to be an independent program of Preemptive Love.
Thank you to our generous donors, supporters, and friends across the globe. Thank you for investing in the next generation of changemakers. Thanks to you, our tech hubs in Iraq and tech bus in Mexico were able to continue providing life-changing opportunities for young people to rewrite their futures. Your investment in human capital helps to cheer on talented Syrians, Iraqis, and Latin Americans to achieve the career of their dreams and helps to build a more equitable future. Thanks to the tireless work of our Program Officers and Coaches across two continents, the WorkWell workforce development program has increased the employability of jobseekers through technology and coaching. We foresee an even better 2022 and thank you warmly for your generosity, inspiration, and continued support.