Stichting SPARK

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10/02/2020 - 4:46pm

SPARK develops higher education and entrepreneurship, so that young ambitious people are empowered to lead their post-conflict society into prosperity. SPARK is a dynamic and growing not-for-profit development organization with 80 staff members that helps young entrepreneurs to start or grow their own businesses. SPARK helps displaced youth to access higher education in conflict areas. Moreover, SPARK assists post-secondary education institutions to reform their curricula to better meet the needs of the labour markets. Based in Amsterdam, SPARK has offices in among others Abidjan, Amman, Beirut, Belgrade, Bujumbura, Gaziantep, Erbil, Hargeisa, Juba, Kigali, Mitrovica, Monrovia, Ramallah, Sanaa and Tunis.

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Organisation Type: 
International Civil Society Organisation
Founding Year: 
1993
Country of Origin: 
NL
Intervention Sector(s): 
Education
Contact person's position: 
Project Officer
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Address: 
Berytech, 4th floor
Bshara al Khoury
Beirut , Beirut
Lebanon
Phone: 009611649555 Ext. 6390
Beirut LB
City: 
Beirut
Street: 
Bshara al Khoury
Phone: 
009611649555 Ext. 6390
Website: 
Contact person's name: 
Adam Sleiman
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Call

SPARK is making available $50,000 USD in support for a pilot that will support a minimum of 6 (M)SME in Lebanon with a combination of financial and technical support to adapt to Covid-19. SPARK specifically is seeking to support Lebanese SMES with a minimum of one aspect of a digitized system already in place (this can include marketing). Priority will be given to SMEs working in essential fields.

Thursday, 15 October 2020
Expired
Call

Support entrepreneurship and employability among youth (HES) Program – Program Overview

Higher Education Services Programme (HES) is a multi-donated programme designed to support Refugees and host community students through placing them at the universities, providing them with build-up skills in economic empowerment and languages, and social cohesion activities. Through the economic empowerment component, students are receiving training related to skills of marketing, business planning and modeling, and coaching under support for startups, SMEs, and internships.

Saturday, 29 February 2020
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SPARK offers access to higher (vocational) education and supports entrepreneurship development in fragile and conflict affected states so that young, ambitious people can lead their societies into stability and prosperity. Over the last 24 years, SPARK has built a strong record of accomplishment in over 25 states in the Middle East, Africa and Europe. In doing so, SPARK contributes to laying a foundation to rebuild conflict-affected regions, once the conflict is over. For example, SPARK is the largest university- and higher vocational scholarship provider for Syrian refugees.

Friday, 11 September 2020
Expired
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SPARK is looking for seasoned Programme Designer with strong networking and acquisition abilities in the field of entrepreneurship and small and medium sized enterprise development.The candidate should be able to build upon his/her existing networks in Lebanon with donors, public institutions, business associations, corporations, higher education institutions, UN agencies, INGOs and local NGOs. The assignment is fulfilled successfully if in 6 months there is a solid pipeline for funding starting latest 1 January 2021 for minimal 500K-1MLN EUR per year.

Friday, 20 March 2020
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