The technical training opportunities for ICT female graduates are implemented with a generous contribution from the Basque Agency for Development Cooperation. It directly responds to the female ICT graduates’ unemployment rate by providing comprehensive capacity building training in order to be employable in the IT outsourcing and freelancing markets. This strengthens the female refugees’ capabilities to increase and enhance their livelihood opportunities.

Activity 1 – Forming a comprehensive Building Capacity Curriculum for GGateway services – Outsourcing and Freelancing
GGateway formed a comprehensive employability curriculum and two technical curriculums each of which covers a one-month training duration.

Activity 2 – Establishing GGateway Building Capacity Lab and related resources:
GGateway established a fully-equipped, well-furnished and user-friendly computer lab (building capacity unit). The computer lab was fully equipped with the required resources to service training needs. The computer lab was available to Basque IV graduates from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm along with the project implementation even after the end of the training.

Activity 3 – Provision of Building Capacity Program for Outsourcing Business to female ICT graduates
Based on the results of the selection process, 29 ICT female graduates started the building capacity training program that included three components divided as follows: 22 days of Technical Training, 11 days of Employability Training, 11 days of English Language Training.

Trainees were required to enhance their skills through a LinkedIn online learning platform using their licenses and to submit their certification of accomplishment to the online training courses attended.

Activity 4 – GHUB training and hosting opportunities
Based on the GHUB freelancing training output of Basque III and its proven potential in creating job opportunities, generating income and solving the unemployment problem between the ICT Graduates in Gaza.

GGateway doubled the number of GHUB freelancing from 15 to 30.