Story & Mission

FOR9A is a dynamic platform that provides free educational advice, training, capacity building, and skill development opportunities for young people living in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA).

The Story So Far...

In the autumn of 2008, Dr. Sami Hourani launched a blog that was specialized in publishing youth opportunities weekly. Soon hundreds of young people discovered the blog and found it useful. Many had the chance to win a scholarship to study abroad, participate in an international conference or found other outstanding opportunities.

During the beginning of 2010, the blog expanded and was integrated into a full-fledged website. More staff joined the team to provide youth with opportunities, and with great success the blog developed into its own special website: now not only includes opportunities, but also a resources section, with a wide range of articles full of advice on how to make an excellent application and how to succeed in a variety of areas, from effective study to succeeding in an interview. This online help is supplemented by daily tips posted on For9a’s Facebook page and training days in Jordan. We also give one-to-one advice, if you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact the team.

FOR9A is run by young people from across the MENA region. If you are interested in joining the FOR9A team you can contact for more information how to apply and available positions.