In the last 15 years IFID has been developing its pioneering leadership development programme to nurture a committed and missionary generation of civil actors in MENA, one of the most turbulent regions of the world.
SCW is distinct in its understanding and appreciation of role of local cultures and religious beliefs in not only the stagnation of democratic efforts, but the inability of the younger generations in breaking the vicious Sycle of authoritarianism, radicalisation and violence in the region.
SCW energises grass root groups, mobilises them around civic actions and unlocks leadership qualities in ordinary youth. Our course graduates are confident, self-motivated and rooted in their communities. 47 training teams were born out of SCW around MENA region, run by 1000 committed volunteers and 90 missionary staff.
IFID’s established trainers are now regional leaders and educators. They have trained, mentored, and influenced hundreds of youth in their countries as well as other countries in MENA and beyond.
Local young teachers and workers took the stage to introduce SCW to thousands of their peers in high schools and universities in countries like Iraq, Morocco, Sudan and Jordan.