In the Palestinian Territories, over half of graduated young people are unemployed. Therefore, SPARK focuses on developing a vibrant private sector in the West Bank and Gaza. With support from local partner organisations, we empower startups and existing small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to grow and create jobs through training, incubation and access to finance. In addition, we provide higher (vocational) education for Palestinian youth, who receive extensive leadership, civic engagement and entrepreneurship courses.
Programmes in this location
Higher Education Services (HES)
SPARK is the largest provider of scholarships for Syrian refugees in the Middle East. The HES programme started by responding…
Business Startup Incubator Support (BSIS)
Today in Palestine, restrictions on movements and goods means that jobs are few and far between. In order to boost…
MFS-II was a pivotal part of SPARK’s development as an expert organisation. Promoting entrepreneurship and job creation, MFS-II contributed to…
“I could never imagine myself anything other than an entrepreneur”
Over 800 engineering students a year graduate in Gaza, in a market that needs about 50 engineers. For young graduates and media experts Ahmed, Mohammed, and Yousef, it was radically different.
Opening pathways to employment
2290Business Plan Comp Participants