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  • SPARK: Rebuilding Futures at IGNITE 2017

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    The 5th edition of the IGNITE conference on 'Rebuilding Futures' focused upon improving access to higher education, developing entrepreneurship and promoting sustainable leadership amongst young people in conflict-affected regions. Hear from refugees, entrepreneurs, education experts, private sector, government and NGO representatives from across Africa, the Middle East and Europe. Share knowledge on how to rebuild economies and societies.

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  • Refugee Scholarships Play all

    SPARK is the largest provider of higher education scholarships for Syrian refugees living in the MENA region. We also provide scholarships to prospective students of host communities, to ensure an educated workforce is available to rebuild Syria and the region in the future.
    • SPARK: Syrian Refugee, Eman El Assali, graduating in Lebanon - Duration: 2 minutes.

      • 1 year ago
      • 751 views
      Eman was in her first year of university when she was forced to flee to Lebanon as her home country descended into violence. In Lebanon, a scholarship allowed her to continue her studies.

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    • SPARK: Syrian Refugee, Samira Alali, studying in Turkey - Duration: 5 minutes, 55 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      • 3,383 views
      When Samira Alali left Syria, she wondered whether she would ever be able to study again. Since receiving a scholarship she has been able to begin a degree in Law at Gaziantep University.

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    • SPARK: Moving On, Lessons from IGNITE 2016 - Duration: 3 minutes, 1 second.

      • 1 year ago
      • 761 views
      SPARK supports access to higher education and entrepreneurship in fragile states. At our annual IGNITE Conference 2016 in Amsterdam, entrepreneurs, students and experts gave their accounts of what ...
    • SPARK: Syrian Refugees Talk - The Smell of Jasmine - Duration: 3 minutes, 13 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      • 218 views
      Syrian refugee students living in Jordan, Turkey, Lebanon and Iraq/KRG discuss what being able to continue their education has meant to them.
    • SPARK: A Stranger No More - Duration: 2 minutes, 42 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      • 275 views
      Meet Ibrahim, a 29 year old Syrian graduate of Civil Engineering. Ibhrahim came to Jordan when it became to difficult to remain in his Syria and was awarded a scholarship by SPARK & Al Fakhoora. Up...
    • SPARK: An Unexpected Education - Duration: 2 minutes, 16 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      • 1,216 views
      Meet Omar, a 22 year old, Civil Engingeering student in Amman, Jordan. Omar traveled to Jordan to spend Ramadan with family members but found he could not later return home to Syria. Thankfully, he...
    • SPARK: Awarding Student Scholarships in Palestine - Duration: 3 minutes, 25 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      • 579 views
      As SPARK and Al Fakhoora begin the process of selecting and awarding higher education scholarships to young people in Palestine, the new students reflect on how the oppotunities will affect their l...
    • SPARK: Civic Leadership Training in Jordan and Lebanon - Duration: 3 minutes, 13 seconds.

      • 8 months ago
      • 110 views
      The 6 week training is offered to all Dynamic Futures scholarship students as part of the scholarship package provided by SPARK and Al Fakhoora. The Civic Leadership workshops, implemented througho...
    • SPARK: Bridging the Gap conference, Beirut - Duration: 2 minutes, 16 seconds.

      • 5 months ago
      • 48 views
      In the wake of the Syria refugee crisis, SPARK has awarded almost 7,700 scholarships to vulnerable young people in the region under its Higher Education programme. It is now time to consider the ne...
    • SPARK: Naghla's story - Duration: 4 minutes, 32 seconds.

      • 2 months ago
      • 78 views
      The yearly fee to study in Arabic at Gaziantep University was $2000. Naghla, 20, from Aleppo, had fled to Gaziantep, South Eastern Turkey, in 2016 and simply did not have the money to continue her ...
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  • Entrepreneurs in Fragile States Play all

    SPARK supports entrepreneurship development in fragile states such as Liberia, Palestine, Turkey, Rwanda and many more.
    • SPARK: A Portrait of Syrian Refugee & Entrepreneur, Alaa Alwani - Duration: 2 minutes, 25 seconds.

      • 2 years ago
      • 994 views
      Syrian entrepreneur and refugee in Turkey tells about her experiences in Syria and Turkey. About the obstacles she faced as an entrepreneur and the importance of female entrepreneurship.

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    • SPARK: Vanessa Branson's message to Liberian Entrepreneurs - Duration: 3 minutes, 42 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      • 86 views
      Entrepreneurs in Liberia recently graduated from the Branson Scholarship, an accelerator program given in collaboration with the Branson Centre of Entrepreneurship and with support of Virgin Unite ...
    • SPARK: Entrepreneur Razan Jabr, Palestine - Duration: 3 minutes, 51 seconds.

      • 2 years ago
      • 204 views
      Sukkar Cakes is Razan Jabar's business in Jerusalem that she was able to start in 2014 with SPARK's entrepreneur training. SPARK caught up with here recently to see how she is getting on.

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    • SPARK: That Was The Country That Once Fought War, Liberia - Duration: 3 minutes, 51 seconds.

      • 2 years ago
      • 219 views
      Our projects in Liberia focus on youth entrepreneurship and job creation.

      Check out more on Liberia via our website: www.spark-online.org
    • SPARK: Entrepreneur Emmanuel Bugga Budyang, South Sudan - Duration: 4 minutes, 25 seconds.

      • 2 years ago
      • 124 views
      Agroplan is a domestic agribusiness, established in Kajokeji, South Sudan, which specialises in vegetable oil extraction. The founding entrepreneur Emmanuel Bugga Budyang applied to SPARK’s agro-pr...
    • SPARK: Entrepreneur Mahmud Johnson, Liberia - Duration: 2 minutes, 9 seconds.

      • 2 years ago
      • 90 views
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    • SPARK: Entrepreneur Gacinya Teddy, Rwanda - Duration: 4 minutes, 33 seconds.

      • 2 years ago
      • 530 views
      This is the story of Gacinya Teddy, a SPARK entrepreneur, who made her dream of opening one of the best schools in Rwanda, a reality. City Infant School, Kigali.

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    • SPARK: Entrepreneur Story, Iris, Palestine - Duration: 4 minutes, 25 seconds.

      • 2 years ago
      • 60 views
      Two Palestinian entrepreneurs present their ground breaking project, Iris - a touch screen solution: http://www.iris.ps

      Check out more of SPARK's entrepreneur success stories at: www.spark-online.org
    • SPARK: Entrepreneur Nova Solutions, Macedonia - Duration: 2 minutes, 39 seconds.

      • 2 years ago
      • 40 views
      Hear from one of many of the entrepreneurs in Macedonia that SPARK has helped to achieve their business dreams. Nova Solutions is an innovative IT business: http://novasolutions.co/

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    • SPARK: Moving On, Lessons from IGNITE 2016 - Duration: 3 minutes, 1 second.

      • 1 year ago
      • 761 views
      SPARK supports access to higher education and entrepreneurship in fragile states. At our annual IGNITE Conference 2016 in Amsterdam, entrepreneurs, students and experts gave their accounts of what ...
    • SPARK: Every Woman Has A Skill - Duration: 2 minutes, 31 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      • 353 views
      Meet Lara Shahin, a Syrian entrepreneur based in Amman, Jordan. She employs around 40 Syrian women who make handicrafts such as, decorative wool items, crochet, clothing and jewelry. Her business ...
    • SPARK: The Need for Futher Education in Syria - Duration: 103 seconds.

      • 2 years ago
      • 309 views
      There is an urgent need to provide further education to Syrians still living in the region, so that they may help rebuild their country once the conflict is over. With the same financial resources ...
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