ICT Qualification

Web programming Geographical Information System C O U R S E S Stichting Suriana Building new bridges in the society.

Suriana offers you to be part of a multicultural project and calls you to join this course!
The aim of this our project is to dignify migrants with less chances in the work market creating
new bridges in the society.

Migrants will follow the course together with Master students from IHS Erasmus University.
The purpose is to learn 2 different aspects of ICT sharing the same environment and

How can we do this?
The IQ Project is there to teach two courses:
Web programming and GIS (Geographical Information System) for Beginners and Advanced

Who can participate?
Any migrant or refugee or statushouder to Rotterdam and region.
Any person with a migrant background under social welfare (uitkering)
Any person under a long time provable unemployment in NL (2 years +)
High level of motivation and ambition.

What do you need?
Minimum B1 English.
Knowledge of Windows and its applications.
Proof of your social status.
If you are based in NL, be enrolled in an inburgering course.
A computer, of course 😉

What is Web programming?

Behind every webpage there is a code. Behind every easy click of an app, there is logic. Alessio Evangelista, experienced IT programmer and owner of CATEXIS will teach you step by step how to program.

What is GIS?

Through GIS, we can visualize, inquiry, analyze, and interpret data to understand relationships, patterns, and trends. GIS benefits all kind of organizations of any sizes and almost every industry. There is a growing interest in it and awareness of the economic and strategic value of GIS. Freyre Hecheverria, eminence in GIS data and owner of GISBPRO will teach you step by step how to use this program for geographical purposes, data banking, 3D mapping and much more.

    What can you learn?

  • To work with Linux/Ubuntu
  • To get PHP running
  • To configure you webserver and virtualhost
  • What is PHP/HTML/CSS and work with
  • What are the technologies around stack
  • What is OOP
  • What is SQL/NOSQL databases +
    Redis/MongoDB + Elasticsearch
  • Frameworks, good and bad ones
  • S.O.L.I.D. principles
  • UnitTesting
  • Agile Methodology
  • How to plan a sprint
  • AngularJS
  • Gulp & Grunt
  • Others
  • Examination

What can you learn?

  • What is GIS
  • GIS development
  • Data acquisition
  • Data type: Vector & Raster data
  • Data structure and databases
  • GIS analysis
  • GIS spatial operations
  • Basic cartography
  • Map projections
  • Reference systems
  • Cartography principles
  • Representation of digital maps
  • Basis rules and graphic
  • Assignments based on case studies
  • A GIS project approach
  • Analysis and data integration
  • Solving case studies
  • Evaluation of case studies
  • Examination


Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1730-1930


Mondays and Wednesdays from 1730-1930


At IHS/Erasmus University
Mandeville Building
14. Floor

Does it cost?
Yes, 35 Euros registration fees.
Interested? Just enroll!

Fill the online IQ Application Form

When does it start?
23. and 24. January 2017


Hurry up! Stichting Suriana is waiting for you!