International Youth Foundation
A few months ago, when IYF’s job placement team in Morocco secured a position for the 900th young person, they celebrated with a cake, a small Alice in Wonderland-style gâteau with the number 900 written on the top. Then, two weeks later, they found jobs for another 100 young people. So, what to do—buy another cake? I can think of harder decisions. And besides, our intrepid Emploi Habilité team, Hicham, Loubna, and Jawad, didn’t achieve those results by resting on their laurels. They did so through a deliberate strategy based on persistence, creativity, and smarts. The result? The initiative is now rounding out its final months at full steam, with over 1,700 young people hired into decent jobs, and counting.