LOYAC - Lothan Youth Achievement Center – a non-profit organization, leading its work in youth empowerment in the Arab Region, it helps youth with their professional development and personal growth. LOYAC was founded in Kuwait in 2002 and has expanded its operations in Jordan, Lebanon, Yemen and most recently in Egypt.
As of today LOYAC hires 65 full-time employees, reaching over 150,000 beneficiaries through several youth empowering programs including huge variety of internships; scholarships; civic engagement and community services; social entrepreneurship; leadership training, drama therapy and sports among others.
LOYAC works towards providing the youth, ages 5 to 30 years old with unique opportunities to help them evolve into highly effective humane citizens. Programs are tailored depending on the country’s needs and demands. LOYAC has two main categories through which their programs are divided into 1) Personal and Professional Development and 2) Community Service.
LOYAC supports diverting youth from violence to peace and from passive to active leaders in their communities. LOYAC is building hard-working, tolerant, talented, socially conscious and peaceful youth generation
- "Chaillot Special Mention" for the promotion of Human Rights by the European Union delegation in Riyadh, 2015
- Recipient of the First Class Medal of Excellence, from HH Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Jaber Al Sabah Amir of Kuwait, 2014
- Featured in an issue of Qatar Foundation’s “Learning a Living” publication, 2012
- Best practice certificate from UN Habitat and Dubai Municipality, 2010
With over 20 different programs running in 4 continents, LOYAC has empowered 60,000+ Arab youth to positively lead changes within their communities and beyond. LOYAC delivery innovative approach is based on mobilizing volunteers in one hand while strengthening and expanding trusted partnerships with other development partners on the other hand
Partners and Clients
LOYAC is supported by organizations and businesses that believe in their mission. LOYAC depends on the voluntary contribution of its members and heavily relies on Corporate Funders’, advertising financial and sponsorship. LOYAC partnered with the National Bank of Kuwait, Zain Kuwait and Agility among others. You can find out more about their partners on LOYAC’s profile on DARPE.
Other LOYAC Activities
LOYAC also manages three main initiatives in Kuwait: the LOYAC Academy for Performing Arts (LAPA), the AC Milan Football Academy, and Al Shaheed Park, a brand-new park which is the largest in Kuwait City.