June 24, 2017

Syrian Refugees Gain Access to Economic Opportunities on Udemy



Syrian refugees
By Puskechina (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Udemy’s relationship with the International Rescue Committee and Western Union is helping displaced people prepare for jobs and start businesses One of Udemy’s key beliefs is that the best teachers aren’t necessarily found in classrooms or even in schools. That’s why our online marketplace is open to anyone who wants to create a course and share their knowledge with the world.

We can’t think of an instructor who proves out this belief better than Safa’a Sukkariah , a Syrian refugee living in Jordan with her three children. She’d supported herself by sewing and making accessories back in Syria but didn’t find demand for these skills in her new home. After completing skills and financial literacy training with the International Rescue Committee (IRC), Safa’a received a business grant to start her own plumbing repair business.

Cultural norms where Safa’a lives prevent women from having men in their home to do repairs unless another trusted male is present, so she started her own plumbing business. In addition to doing repairs in women’s homes, she also  […]

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