FIRST INTRODUCED IN THE UK IN 2010, AND USED BY 30 COUNTRIES WORLDWIDE, A SOCIAL IMPACT BOND IS A PROVEN TOOL TO ENHANCE INNOVATION IN PUBLIC SERVICE DELIVERY.
In 2020, Ma an piloted ATMAH, the first Social Impact Bond in the Gulf and the first Social Bond in the world specifically intended to increase employment opportunities for people of determination in Abu Dhabi. In 2020, we served 25 students who participated in our first cohort through 6 months of educational learning and 6 months of practical internships, working towards the goal of a permanent job after 15 months.
WHAT IS A SOCIAL IMPACT BOND?
ABOUT OUR ATMAH PROGRAMME
Social Impact Bonds are a game-changer for how we think about the delivery of social programmes, putting a relentless focus on specific and measurable outcomes for the people of Abu Dhabi.
HE Salama Al Ameemi Director General of Ma an
Basma was already a successful competitor in the Special Olympics when she came to ATMAH.
Through specialised English classes and courses exposing her to different opportunities, Basma s participation in the first cohort of ATMAH is leading to a brighter future for her career. She has interviewed with Al Dar Properties and plans to pursue a career as a secretary in the interior design field.
Basma says: I can read better now because of the English classes. ATMAH helped me and other students think in a different way. It helped us become more social, independent, and confident, ATMAH gave us a voice.
MEET ATMAH PARTICIPANT BASMA EL GHASSIN