Entrepreneurship and Business Development Activities (EBDA)

EBDA, meaning ‘begin’ in Arabic, supports Syrian entrepreneurship in Turkey, Lebanon and Jordan by guiding young Syrian refugees to start their own businesses or to scale up their existing enterprises.

Syrian students who receive a higher (vocational) education scholarship from SPARK were invited to participate, as well as other Syrian youth with potential business idea or a current company operating in one of the host countries. Training in entrepreneurship, 1-on-1 business coaching and a business plan competition allowed entrepreneurs to boost their business skills and access finance.

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Opening pathways to employment

  • 201
    Participants of Business Plan Competitions
  • 284
    Youth Trained
  • 33
    Loans Provided
  • 26
    New Businesses