The Karam Leadership Program (KLP) is designed for Syrian refugee teenagers in secondary school. KLP’s goal is to provide these displaced youth with innovative entrepreneurial and technological workshops that will inspire and equip them with the tools to build a future for themselves. The program seeks to create a thriving social environment despite the challenges of growing up in a conflict zone.
KLP launched in November 2014 with an international team of successful entrepreneurs, business leaders, and technological experts who led workshops for a group of 300 Syrian high school students in Reyhanli, Turkey. KLP workshops include: team-building; verbalizing and developing a tailored “life plan”; technology; journalism and media; product development and e-commerce; basic business/entrepreneurial skills; video editing; introduction to educational online searches and resources; chess; Turkish & English language acquisition including TOMER exam prep, a requirement to apply to Turkish universities.