Success Stories

Naheel is a Word Press developer freelancer

Naheel’s story

Naheel is one of the graduates of the basque project 3.

“I’ve always waited for the moment of graduation, to dress up the graduation gown and celebrate the joy of success with my family. I lived that moment and graduated from the IT College of the Islamic University. At the same time, that longing was accompanied by a sense of fear that was hovering around my thoughts.”

“I was worried about my fate after graduation, as the status quo of Gaza has been hard. GGATEWAY granted me a golden opportunity to join the freelancing training course, get to know the magical world of online freelancing. It was a strong starting point for me, and was a big turning point in my life. I changed the way I consider life. I met new people. My dreams changed and grew big.”

“I learned that nothing in life is impossible, and the one shouldn’t say I can’t, but I can do it and I will reach my goal and I will be featured among my peers.”

“I learned WordPress programming. At first, I designed a classified ads site, and it was a great achievement for me. I faced many challenges, difficulties, despair and frustration. However, I was strong and overcame all those obstacles. My dream is to build a specialized software company, made up of a unique programmers’ team, and that is not impossible. We grow up and our dreams grow with us.”

Naheel Almashharawi, Basque Project 3.

Abedelrahman Almasri story

Abdelrahman Almasri Story

My name is Abdelrahman Almasri. I am a Computer Systems Engineer, graduated from Palestine Technical College. During my academic trip, I had a feeling that I would not be employed in my field in the future. At that time I had been working for Civil Society Institutions for a while.
I reached my fifth year at the university, and among the subjects I studied then was a subject named (WEB), I loved that subject and found our work as engineers would be funnier than working for Civil Society Institutions. Therefore, I decided to study that subject hard and well.

Four days after graduation, I had enrolled in an online freelancing course conducted at GGATEWAY, and funded by The U.S.-Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI). After two weeks from the internship, I had been hired as a designer and web programmer, and that was my first job at Freelancer.

My trainer was Rola Zaqout. She was giving us hope all the time, and kept up with our progress from A to Z. Honestly she was one of the best trainer I’ve ever met.

I remained incubated at GGateway until the end of October, then I was hired as staff member at the digitization project. In January, 2018, a number of job interviews for different functional titles were conducted, I was successfully interviewed for Quality Assurance. I have been employed and I am now working under this title.

Sara Almasri

Freelancing Trainee

Sara, one of our trainees in the MEPI funded freelancing training program has successfully completed her first job on Mostaql freelancing platform, and received a five-stars rating from her client for her excellent performance and professionalism.

Feras is one hosted freelancers

Feras Alsouri

Freelancing Trainee

Feras was one of our freelancing trainees in the MEPI funded Youth Empowerment through Online Freelancing and Remote Employment in Gaza Project. Within less than a month of the training he successfully managed to get his first 3 clients through, one of the biggest and most competitive global online freelancing platforms.

Feras mainly specializes in Web Development, and during the training he was very keen to learn how he can use his technical skills to make money through online freelancing.

Feras is currently hosted at GGateway co-working space (GHub) for three months, where he will spend the timing working on his freelancing profile and technical skills with the help of a group of technical and business mentors.