Portfolio Venture Philanthropy Portfolio Sprints Sprints is a social enterprise developing the tech skills of youth in the MENA region Facts & Figures Read more Location: Egypt Alfanar SE Since: 2021 Total Alfanar Grant: £10,221 Social Impact Target: 1,000 refugees trained & employed Website: https://sprints.ai/ SDGs: The Challenge As youth grow into tech-native individuals, this creates a population of youth that can be easily educated, upskilled and integrated into the digital economy. This offers hope to countless youth in the MENA region who currently suffer from the highest youth unemployment rate in the world. Yet, despite the digital world’s potential, the MENA region has failed to capitalise from it, as it continues to fall behind in digital skills, governance and infrastructure. The Organisation Established in 2019 by tech-savvy Ayman Bazraa, Sprints provides its trainees with a rich variety of EdTech courses, including software development, artificial intelligence and cyber security. Upon graduation, each student has the skills and tools necessary for success in the tech industry. Sprints is the 1st EdTech social enterprise to provide hiring programmes where its students can pay upon successfully being hired, with instalments up to 3 years with a 0% interest rate. This is imperative as it ensures its graduates will not be hindered from pursuing a career in tech due to their financial status. Alfanar's Support: Looking Ahead With Alfanar's support, Sprints will expand its services amongst refugee, migrant and local communities across various governorates in Egypt. Alfanar will also support Sprints to establish a strong monitoring and evaluation framework enabling them to measure and scale their social impact efficiently. Sprints is part of our SEMD Project, a regional project initiated and funded by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and implemented by GFA Consulting Group and Endeva. Back to Venture Philanthropy Portfolio.