Empower disadvantaged young refugees and ease pressure on host communities by creating employment and education opportunities in conflict regions.
WHAT IS LYNKE?
Lynke is a US-registered B-Corporation which links refugees and disadvantaged people from host communities with tech jobs in two ways:
- employing them directly to perform outsourcing work for international clients;
- a six-month training program in app-building, combined with academic, professional and soft skills, resulting in an internationally-recognized qualification from our partner Microsoft.
Lynke’s refugee graduates gain not only skills but human dignity: rather than continuing to be a burden on humanitarian assistance programs, they can make plans for their future and provide for their families.
THE LYNKE PROGRAM
Refugees and Jordanians will go through a normal hiring process, where they will be tested on their computer skills.
The training curriculum blends academic and soft skills with hands-on training in app building.
Students who graduate the program will receive a globally-recognized certification.
We work with tech companies to link graduates with full-time employment opportunities. Refugees are resettled with full-time jobs, while we find employment for Jordanians in Jordan.
The opportunity acts as an incentive for refugees from Syria to remain in the area to complete the training program rather than undertaking the perilous journey to Europe.
OUR GUIDING PRINCIPLES
We aim to recruit as many girls as boys for the program.
We recruit only candidates who show a genuine interest in tech.
We develop the skills and confidence of refugees for life after the refugee camp.
School attendance is mandatory throughout the program.
We provide graduates with employment opportunities.