The South Asian Times

20 September 2019 18:57 PM

An Indian-founded organization rehabilitates Syrian refugees in Germany

Heidelberg: As Europe continues to grapple with the problem of refugees fleeing war-torn Syria, an organization founded by an Indian is helping a small town in Germany in rehabilitating these people.

R Ventures Foundation, registered in Amsterdam, is helping the university town of Heidelberg in the German state of Baden-Wurttemberg in rehabilitating the Syrian refugees by setting up an incubator to impart skills so that these people can become entrepreneurs and job creators.

Founded in 2017 by Shantanu Prakash, an IIM Ahmedabad graduate and a member of the Global Futures Council on Migration at the World Economic Forum (WEF), the organization is focused on the intersection of refugees and entrepreneurship with the belief that refugees and displaced persons can help catalyze a new era of job creation and integration. 

Update: 17 Oct, 2018