Jordan currently hosts more than 650,000 Syrian refugees. Although refugees often encounter political and social opposition to securing employment in host countries, the Jordanian Government has authorized three areas where refugees are permitted to work: Irbid, Ramtha, and Mafraq.
Lynke is working in coordination with the Jordan Government and Microsoft to offer unparalleled access to training and employment for program participants, which be composed of refugees and disadvantaged Jordanian youth. By having Jordanians and Syrians work and learn side-by-side, Lynke builds mutual understanding that improves relationships between refugees and host communities.
Lynke provides refugees with hope, dignity, and a long-term route out of camps, while also reducing the burden of support on the Jordanian government.
Lynke will begin by working with Syrian refugees in Jordan, and plans to expand to include other nationalities and host countries soon after.