Creating sustainable futures for those fleeing war and conflict
Omid International (OI) is a UK registered Community interest Organization (CIC). We provide sustainable support to those fleeing conflict, particularly Afghans. We advise and provide training and mentoring for refugees to help them find work or get back into higher education. This helps with their integration in their new communities and helps them build a sustainable future for their families.
Within its first year of operation OI has trained and found jobs for 10 refugees in the UK.
With 800,000 Afghan refugees in Turkey, we have also opened a hub in Istanbul where we have trained 20 and found full-time employment for 15 Afghans.
Within Afghanistan we have managed to provide training and jobs to more than 50 people.
Office: Kabul & Mazar-i-Sharif
Where we operate
Omid works to:
We give lasting, compassionate support to the recently displaced people to develop self-sufficient integration into their new communities.
We empower them in the transition back to work. We provide training in English language, computing and other employability skills to give them a sense of purpose and support them to become self-sufficient.
Provide Employment Opportunities
Why are we doing this? We believe that providing employment opportunities helps to eradicate poverty and social exclusion on a long-term basis. Employment enables individuals to improve their whole family’s standard of living, to meet and connect with others, creating a sense of purpose and improving social cohesion and mental wellbeing. The interactions that occur between employees can result in improving social support, trust, and health.
How are we doing this? We utilise our unique resources and partnerships to help recently displaced families, developing lasting support networks which encourage self-sufficient integration into communities.
Since we started up in the middle of the crisis in Afghanistan in 2021, Omid has:
Supported over 80 of the most vulnerable Afghan women, targeted by the Taliban, and their families to escape Afghanistan and find homes in other countries
Delivered emergency funds through our UK and US partners to 50 plus displaced, vulnerable Afghan women and children who have fled the Taliban
Provided employment and sustainable livelihoods for over 70 Afghans, some who are hiding in Afghanistan and some who have fled to other countries
Established a training hub in Turkey and currently delivering a training programme for 15 Afghan refugees there to get them work ready and able to train further refugees