Techfugees LEBANON 🇱🇧
Lebanon is one of the countries hosting the largest number of refugees relative to its national population, with about 3 million displaced persons nationwide. One out of three has come from Syria as well as hundreds of thousands of long-term Palestinian refugees. Due to the current political and economic crisis affecting any inhabitant of the country, many are jobless and suffer from precarious situations. Techfugees Chapter in Lebanon started in March 2019 with a focus on how to foster access to digital employment for Syrian and Palestinian refugees in Beqaa, Beirut and Tripoli.
We support refugees in Lebanon to get access to remote work opportunities. We enable discussions, awareness and trainings about existing projects from the gig economy and remote work market. We’re partnering with Humans in the Loop to provide training and access to remote data labelling freelancing opportunities for batches of 25 refugees. We are also are supported by the Western Union Foundation to facilitate a digital employment corridor between Lebanon and Canada for digitally skilled refugees.
We share through our knowledge (about payment solutions, remote work platforms, remote recruitment best practices) through local meetups and on a whatsapp community group.
We share our insights with a wider community (conferences & think-tanks) to inform on most pressing issues and needs on the ground. This paves the way for a better understanding & more relevant tech solutions.
Have a look at Techfugees Guiding Principles Framework and participate by sharing your insights
Check our Chapters video conferences available on Youtube
Originally Syrian, living in Lebanon for almost 7 years, Harout is an IT and data professional with over 6 years of experience in both private and non-profit sectors. He loves to solve problems using technology, especially for refugees so Techfugees feels like home for him! Follow Harout on Linkedin
Abdullah is a 29 years old Syrian refugee, Living in Lebanon since 2013. he is an information technology graduate and a front end web developer competent with technologies as Java script, React.js, Node.js and Bootstrap. He is also a documentary films maker and a scriptwriter. Follow Abdullah on Linkedin
Muzna Alzohori, 26 years. Stopped studying Electronic Engineering at the University of Aleppo because of the war. Since 2013, I am refugee in Lebanon. Student of a computer science at LIU in the graduation year. Advocate for the rights of refugees and women. Co-Founder of Association of the University Students in Lebanon(AUSL), and of the Jellyfish Project. Writer, and filmmaker. Follow Muzna on Linkedin
Business and Communications, graduated with honor from the Lebanese International University, Communication Arts, Radio and TV, wth two short documentaries. Motivational speaker, hosted several events and conferences as a Public Speaker. Proven success and leadership in more than 12 years of experience while working in different fields with businesses and NGOs. Founder at "Gharna" for traditional organic and handmade products. SPRAK Alumni Network Board of Members, Communications and Vice President. Follow Nowar on Linkedin
Adeeb Kimeh studied Management Information Systems and has worked in several fields and countries in the Middle East. He has worked with NGOs since 2014 and is a co-founder of a group "I Can Do" that teaches life skills to youth. He has knowledge in technology and business development and aims to spread his positivity and optimism among his peers. Follow Adeeb on Linkedin
Majd is original form Damascus, Syria who left the war in Syria looking for better opportunities. Currently, he is computer science student at the American University of Beirut (AUB), with experience in software development and machine learning. He worked on variety of machine learning project at AUB. Get in touch with Majd on Linkedin