23 October 2019

Dutch company hails Turkey’s support with refugees

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Turkish system on economic inclusion of Syrians in host community 'by far the most successful' in the region, says director of Spark.

Turkey currently hosts some 3.6 million Syrian refugees, more than any other country in the world.

The two-day conference, which started on Thursday, was held with the partnership of the Dutch International NGO Spark and Islamic Development Bank (IsDB), with the Islamic Solidarity Fund for Development (ISFD) and the Dutch Foreign Affairs Ministry as sponsors.

Also speaking about the job creation for students in their program, Du Pont said that the transition process from education to work is “rapidly growing” in Turkey.

He also said that the organization is helping its students by supporting their entrepreneurship and providing work opportunities in cooperation with the Presidency for Turks Abroad and Related Communities (YTB), Turkey’s Council of Higher Education (YOK), and Turkish universities.

Speaking about the scholarships, Du Pont said that there are nearly 50% of female students attending the program.

“It does mean that we have to put some extra effort sometimes for getting more women in the program, the applications of men outnumber women’s.”

The key point is to promote economic activities which are easier to access and pursue them for women entrepreneurs, he concluded.

2019.09.14 / 17:32
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