Partnering with Foreningen Nydansker (The New Danes Association), a non-governmental organisation (NGO) that aims to improve the integration of immigrants into Danish society, we support refugees who arrive in Denmark with university degrees. We have chosen this segment of the refugee population due to the technical nature of the work we do in fighting serious chronic diseases.
Mentors and managers within the company are identified and paired with refugees from countries including Syria, Afghanistan and Eritrea. Through mentoring and immersion in a Danish workplace, we aim to equip participants with the skills, experience and networks that will help support their future careers.
Since 2016, more than 100 refugees and mentors have participated in the programmes. More than nine out of ten refugees who participated in the internship programme reported that the experience had brought them closer to getting a full-time job.
Every refugee arrives in a new country faced with a struggle to integrate into a society with norms and practices far removed from the daily reality they so recently left behind. Every person has their own story, their own ambitions and a curiosity for the new world in which they seek to apply their talents and flourish.
Below you can meet Ahmad and hear his inspiring story of ambition and determination as he rebuilds his life after fleeing Syria.