Orphans, wherever they live, have many obstacles to overcome in their lives. Without the support of one or both parents, it can be very difficult for an orphan to get the right education for a good career.
In Yemen, where poverty and unemployment are both very high, teenage orphans often lack the necessary skills for finding gainful employment. Although there are a number of vocational training centers that teach new skills to young adults, these centers are often underfunded.
In an effort to improve the skills of orphans in Yemen, Life for Relief and Development and the Mohammed Bin Rashed Charity Organization together provided 200 new computers to over a dozen training centers and institutions throughout Yemen.
The computers came complete with all of the necessary accessories, and classes have already begun. The hope is that thousands of Yemeni boys and girls will be able to acquire computer skills and become more competitive in the job market. Being an orphan is not, and should not be, a dead end for their lives.