Join the Journey: Educate. Employ. Empower. THIS YEAR, WE INVITE YOU TO JOIN US IN MAKING MEANINGFUL, LASTING CHANGE. We are working to raise £300,000 to support 10 bold social entrepreneurs to improve the lives of 40,000 vulnerable children, youth and women. As the Arab region's first venture philanthropy organisation, we at Alfanar give bold social entrepreneurs the funding, management support and training they need to grow their impact sustainably and to become sources of dignity, opportunity and inspiration to the communities they serve. Together, we can create meaningful, lasting change and bring sustainable education, employment and empowerment to the region's most vulnerable. Scroll down to learn more about the impact your donation can make by donating to our Spring 2021 Campaign. Make a Donation Download Our Appeal (USD) Download Our Appeal (GBP) Educate The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted education for over 100 million children in the Arab region. Alfanar is working to keep children in school by supporting social enterprises delivering quality education solutions to vulnerable children in Egypt, Lebanon, Jordan and refugee communities. Employ Over 30% of youth across the Arab region are out of work or education. The unemployment rate amongst young women is estimated to be 42%. There is an urgent need to create meaningful, sustainable jobs across the region. Whether employing underprivileged youth as digital freelancers or providing refugees with online jobs as Arabic language conversation partners, Alfanar backs the growth of social enterprises creating vital training and employment opportunities for women, youth and refugees. Empower Economic participation among women in the Arab region is among the lowest in the world. A further 700,000 will lose jobs as a result of COVID-19. Alfanar tackles the social and economic barriers that women face by backing high-potential social enterprises creating safe, dignified work for women and improving education for girls.