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General overview

Stage of development: Implementation

Policy sector: Employment and training

Start date of service provision: Apr 2020

Capital raised (minimum): AED 2m (USD 544.59k)

Max potential outcome payment: AED 2m

Service users: 25 individuals


As the first SIB in the Gulf, ATMAH will launch a new vocational pilot training programme, designed to equip People of Determination in Abu Dhabi with employability skills and help them secure permanent employment. The aim is that, through the programme, students will benefit from gaining life skills, vocational training, work placement and a permanent job. Their families will gain a better quality of life as their child becomes increasingly independent and employers in Abu Dhabi will benefit from a more diverse workforce. In addition, it gives teachers the opportunity to improve their skills and confidence with People of Determination, as well as testing a new curriculum. The pilot will be assessed at the end of a 15-month programme to determine its success and the next steps will be decided.

Target population

25 students of determination with learning disabilities.



  • United Arab Emirates

Service delivery locations

  • Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Involved organisations

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Outcome metrics

  • 6-month theoretical learning completed
  • 6-month practical internship completed
  • Permanent job secured after 15 months

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