Ahmed Ali, businessman, Garowe

Many youth in Somalia get lured into joining armed groups or gangs because of the lack of employment and limited opportunities. UNICEF, UNDP and ILO teamed up to help youth in conflict with the law to turn around their lives through non-formal education, social rehabilitation classes and vocational skills training. Ahmed received business training and a micro grant and was able to start his own business. He tells the story of how he used to depend on others to provide for him but can now take care of himself.