Our journey began in 2000 as a Palestinian foundation launched by the Qaddumi family under the name of the Hani Qaddumi Scholarship Foundation in memory of the late Hani Qaddumi, who believed in education as a major driver of economic and social growth.
And through our constant interaction with our students' journey, which we are a part of, we were able to see the many challenges that our graduates and students face on the ground, from starting university to graduation to entering the labor market. At the same time, the context in which we were working was changing, as the rapid change in our world today in light of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, which led - and is still leading - to major transformations to the nature of our lives as we know it, and in particular reshaping the labor market. This requires an agile response to the changes in the world around us.
And because the Qaddumi Foundation is driven by maximizing impact and contributing to positive change on the ground, we have expanded our framework to include interventions that target not only our current youth but also future generations of youth. This requires that we have interventions at the level of the learning ecosystem for future generations to focus on the learner, and empower him through learning that goes beyond the walls of the classroom, and is able to prepare a generation of lifelong learners who get opportunities and acquire a variety of skills when they need them, allowing them to compete in a rapidly changing world.