A student of the Technical Support course that trains the beneficiaries to be network technicians.
The IECD has been working to enhance the resilience of the Syrians, especially the youth, in the last ten years. It offers professional training in four youth centers in Sweida, Latakia, Der Al-Zor, and Jaramana (Rural Damascus). The centers have welcomed over 10,000 beneficiaries from all over Syria, many of them from minority groups. With over 20 specialties, the vocational training courses seek to equip young people with technical and soft skills.
Through its BRIDGES program (Building and Reinforcing Integration through Development of Guidance, Employment, and Skills), the IECD aims to cultivate the entrepreneurship spirit among the Syrian youth. The program provides the participants with entrepreneurship training and seed funding. Everyone is encouraged to participate and to formulate solutions for their everyday community problems. 270 young people have received seed funding from the BRIDGES project.