Title: Transferring E-Business Fundamentals to Syrian Refugees (TEFSR)

Principal Investigator:  

Dr. Abed Al Kareem Tamimi

Dr. Anas Al Suboh

Starting Date: Start time: OCT 2017

Sponsor: European Union (MADAD FUND)

Fund: 39,250 Euro


TEFSR program aims to provide Syrian refugees with the necessary skills to start and operate e-commerce businesses using latest open source tools and web technologies. These skills are essential to allow refugees to pursue several web and commerce related higher education degrees in both ICT and economic colleges, or/and start their own businesses. TEFSR implements two courses that cover web and e-commerce subjects that are tailor-made to ensure the compatibility of the program with Syrian refugees educational and cultural background. Training-for-trainers sessions will be given to a chosen group of students to ensure the sustainability of the project. All project materials will be available to students and other interested parties through a bilingual website that also advertises the program activities and events. The course will encourage attendees to start e-businesses and collaborate with local communities to market their products and improve their incomes.


As the main activities of our program will be conducted in Yarmouk University, one of the sought outcomes of this project is to improve the university personnel capacity in implementing and managing the activities such projects.  In addition, the project will provide the opportunity to university personnel to acquire web and e-commerce skills to pass to other personnel members through planned activities with the help of Faculty and Staff Development Center. In addition, the program will help ICT-related and economic faculty members to include e-commerce as a part of their accredited curricula to boost e-businesses in our local communities.