Meet Baraah: A Syrian refugee rebuilding her life and future in tech in Turkey

My name is Baraah. I’m 29 years old. And I did not surrender. I hope my story will inspire you to do the same.” Photo: Baraah/WFP
Watch Baraah’s story narrated and filmed by herself.
Thanks to online learning, Baraah could pursue her studies in IT. Photo: Baraah/WFP.

“I regained my ambitions and dreams that I had thought were long gone.”

Now, Baraah is set to graduate from university with work experience already obtained in web development. Additionally, she is filled with hope and life. “I regained my ambitions and dreams that I had thought were long gone,” Baraah says determinedly.

About EMPACT

EMPACT supports displaced and food-insecure young people to unlock their true potential and kickstart careers in the technology sectors in Colombia, Iraq, Kenya, Lebanon, Palestine, Turkey, and Zimbabwe. Through partnerships with the private sector, EMPACT provides short, focused practical training in digital, soft and language skills and connects the students with online, remote and local IT jobs. Globally, more than 13,000 refugees and food-insecure youth gained access to online work opportunities and built viable livelihoods through EMPACT.

Read more about WFP’s EMPACT innovation project.

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