Today, Rosaline Digital Marketing is organizing a web-design training program for refugees and newcomers.
This workshop is part of a series of free year-round workshops, in which new Canadians convey the basics of web design, social media marketing and search engine optimization.
The education and motivation program is aimed at young people, women and entrepreneurs who want to build their first business and gather practical experience at the workplace.
Founder and workshop teacher, Anas Aldera, wants to help to change the hard unemployment for immigrants and refugees.
The unemployment rate for immigrants living in Canada for less than five years is nearly twice the national average, and in many provinces, half of the adult Syrian refugees are still unemployed one year after arrival.
As a Syrian immigrant, Aldera was grateful for all the help he received from Canadians on his arrival. It was with the generous support of the Canadians and the knowledge he gained from a career in marketing and design that he could build up Rosaline Digital Marketing.
Now Aldera feels that it is the turn to return to the community.
“I wanted to share my experience with someone who really needed it, and I have great hopes that my courses will launch the career of many businessmen and businesswomen.”
Thurea Algagex, a 22-year-old Syrian refugee who came to Canada with her family in 2016 and had a workshop in July, said, “It was so good that I wanted to go to another here in Canada, has to communicate with people over the Internet and social media, and so his course has really helped, and it will also help me build a website for my family’s restaurant. ”
Abeer Shamiea, a 30-year-old mother of two children and younger immigrants from Dubai, said, “I studied information technology in Syria and wanted to improve my knowledge in digital marketing, because maybe this course is an opportunity to have a job.
At the moment, Rosaline offers only educational workshops, but Aldera hopes to launch a mentoring program that will help refugees and immigrants get a paid job in the near future.
Classes will take place on 21 October 2017 at the Rosaline Office.