Meet our Participants!
LANGUAGE SCHOOL THAT ENABLES INTEGRATION AND EMPLOYMENT
Favourite dish: Syrian shoarma
Hobbies: Playing chess and basketball
Favourite movie: Lord of the rings
Song to sing at karaoke: Lang zal ze leven, in de gloriaaaa
Why did you join Refugees Forward?
I have a business plan that I believe in, and I need Refugees Forward’s help to make it a successful one.
Could you tell us a bit about your background and what project you are going to be working on?
I have been living in the Netherlands for 4 years. Back in Syria I had been working in education for 20 years, and I am a very enthusiastic teacher. Now I want to start a language school that will promote integration of newcomers and enable the matching of employment opportunities in collaboration with the municipality. My teaching experience makes me the right person to lead this project.
What would you like to learn over the course of the program?
I want to learn the practical, administrative side of running my own business (e.g. how to deal with taxes). I’m also interested in learning how to connect with interesting investors and other funding strategies.
Where do you see yourself in 2 years?
In 2 years I see myself as the director of the 1st language school that officially cooperates with the Municipality and enforces all of the new rules.