ERBIL, Kurdistan, March 29, 2017 - Rwanga Foras in partnership with International Finance Corporation (IFC) held a training workshop to provide additional tools and knowledge on how to strengthen and improve the Problem Solving Skills of the young refugees residing in Darashakran Refugee Camp in Erbil.
Over 12,200 refugees fled their homes and took shelter in Darashakran refugee camp including many university students who could not finish their education in Syria.
The aim of the training was to help them finding jobs focusing on identifying their problems and look for solutions. “We decided to have customized trainings given to various groups of people in various sectors, according to a procedure called “training assessment needs”, which is defining the actual personalized needs to match the training. By these trainings, we hope to be a successful part of the individual participants for their future, since our goal is to support and offer solutions to difficulties’’ said the trainer Aras Mufty.
The full day long training started with trainings on recognizing the problem and followed by two more sessions about analyzing the problem, choosing and implementing solutions. The participants were selected after a series of interviews to identify their weaknesses to help them improve it through the course objectives.
'' The training was very important for us. It helped me to realize that there are always many ways and options. It also helped me to think outside the box’’ said Parwin Kamal, 26. One of the participants.
In addition to teaching, the techniques and methods of problems solving, participants carry out a number of training activities. '' The training was vital for us besides the knowledge, the positive environment of training and the activities motivates us and encourages us to positively look for solutions'' added Jwan Abdulkarim, 28, participant.
The training is being held as part of the agreement between Rwanga and The IFC, a member of the World Bank Group to provide trainings to the refugees’ camp & host communities and to bolster the country’s private sector amid current challenges and crises.