How we're adapting to COVID-19
We're responding fast, and so are the young people we work with in some of the most fragile regions.
“Turkish/Syrian-owned company producing ventilators”
Syrian and Turkish founders of İkiz Gen Mühendislik (Twin Gene Engineering) are now supporting the battle against COVID-19 by building ventilators.
“Factory workers isolate to produce face masks”
With supplies of personal protective equipment, such as masks and overalls, quickly diminishing throughout Tunisia, factory workers in the northwest of the country have made a drastic and altruistic “patriotic gesture”.
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“Special delivery! Entrepreneur finds new ways to reach his customers”
Regis Umugiraneza, a 29-year-old Agribusiness graduate, had recently launched his company’s most successful product, Vitabread - a soft bread made from sweet potato. Umungiraneza was supplying over twenty five supermarkets around Rwanda with his bread until the lockdown.Read his full story
“Syrian student testing for COVID19 in Gaziantep”
Bekri Kehlavi, a Syrian medical laboratory student, is spending his evenings standing on the highway checking the temperature of travellers entering the city of Gaziantep. Kehlavi is part of a medical volunteer group that is monitoring the number of coronavirus cases in the Turkish city.Read his full story
“Company supporting rural women during COVID-19”
“Being a social entrepreneur requires me to find new strategies and approaches". Roudaina is delivering online training in food safety to boost the skills of the women she works with.
“Entrepreneur donates protective suits to police”
Like businesses everywhere, Cherni was forced to close his factory when Tunisia introduced a lockdown in late March. Then he saw an opportunity to keep his business operational and his staff employed.Read his full story
“Women-led farming incubator don PPE”
Rugie is the female founder of Liberia Business Incubator (LBI), a food-processing agri-business that trains women farmers. She is relieved that her sector can continue to produce vital food supplies, but the cost of PPE is taking its toll.Read her full story
Taking economic empowerment online in Turkey
Online employability skills, entrepreneurship workshops, career days and a startup weekend. Continued support for young people happens digitally during COVID-19.
New COVID-19 Survival Guide for Refugee Businesses
How we’re investing €450K in quality online education
COVID-19 is transforming education for all: Fast tracking the shift to distant learning
What we can learn from the Ebola outbreak
Learning from experiences in Liberia that can help us in the times of coronavirus: over prepare, don’t over react.