Yassine showcasing two of her pieces at an open house at the UNRWA center in Sibline, June 13, 2019. (The Daily Star/Mohamad Azakir)
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Growing up as a Palestinian in Tripoli, Rasha Yassine saw many of her peers struggling to find work, even those with a university education.Sara Abo al-Ardat, a Palestinian living in Sidon, studied information technology at the Siblin center, but had been struggling to find work in her field.So, last fall, she signed up for a short course on developing Android applications at the center's innovation lab.There, she and fellow student Alaa Titi developed an application for the GIL program, allowing prospective students to view course offerings at the 15 innovation labs around the country and to apply online to join the programs, as well as to see the projects developed by past students. The two UNRWA-run innovation labs last year served 26 Lebanese students, 58 Palestinian refugees from Syria, 29 Syrians, and 11 of other nationalities as well as 790 Palestinian refugees from Lebanon.
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