Abdel Razzaq Al Muhtaseb (Finalist)

Motivated by his teaching experience, Abdel Razzaq rallied his peers as volunteers and launched “For You” in 2009. Through the initiative, rural youth gain access to education, health care, and self-employment opportunities, while learning from and contributing to their urban peers. Two-hour workshops, offered on a monthly basis, provide high school students in remote schools with training designed to strengthen their self-confidence, creative thinking, teamwork, and other key life skills. “For You” collaborates with governmental and non-governmental organizations located in cities to facilitate exchanges between urban and rural youth. For example, rural youth travel to cities to experience the life of their urban peers for two to three days.