MOSUL TECH HUB
2023 Joint Humanitarian Mission
Helping to rebuild lives living in the war-torn regions we once fought-in as American soldiers, is a core principle of Veterans Rebuilding Life. This is how we partnered with WorkWell, a US-based nonprofit with a mandate to provide career coaching and employment training. WorkWell’s team in Mosul informed VRL that their newly established Tech Hub lacked funding to furnish its new classrooms and training facilities.
The Tech Hub is a job training center in Mosul city supported by volunteers in Iraq and the United States. It offers English language courses teaching both spoken and written communications, and digital skills development focused on improving the chances of employability.
One such young person is Liqaa Abdulrahman is a 23 year old woman whose family lost everything as a result of the ISIS invading their city. Liqaa family first fled Mosul when ISIS invaded, only to return to a looted and destroyed house.
Liqaa became the breadwinner for her family but struggled to find a job. Mosul Tech Hub enrolled Liqaa in their business course, where she developed digital skills, learning Microsoft and Google software programs.
Additionally, Liqaa learned to speak, read, and write in english through Workwell’s ESL program. Upon completing her courses, Liqaa secured a full-time job and is now capable of supporting her family.
Veterans Rebuilding Life reached out to its support network of veterans and raised $3000.00 for the Tech Hub initiative, helping to rebuild the city and people of Mosul.