Learn: Refugee Education
CoLab members create solutions11/01/16 04:00 EDT - 01/20/17 04:00 EST
01/20/17 04:00 EST - 02/09/17 05:00 EST
02/09/17 05:00 EST - 03/02/17 07:00 EST
Globally, over 50 million children are refugees or migrants, and account for over 50% of refugees worldwide. Providing children and young people under 24 with education throughout their lives as refugees and displaced people is critical: ensuring their education isn’t disrupted is a key step to mitigating the impact of a current crisis and protecting against a future one. During crises, education can provide children with life-saving survival skills and can protect them from violence, exploitation, criminal activity, and disease. In the long term, education can help manage the psychological impacts of conflict and displacement, counter ideas of radicalization and exclusion, and foster alternative social narratives. Throughout, it also improves health outcomes and increases economic development for individuals, families, and countries.
The Solve community aims to help fill some of the acute gaps in thinking, implementation, and discovery which exist in the effort to solve the world’s most pressing challenges. To help jumpstart additive solutions to guarantee refugee children and displaced youth learn to their highest potential, the Solve community can:
Outline solutions to help increase access to learning - for example, by scaling promising learning technologies.
Suggest new models, techniques, and concepts that address key barriers to education delivery for students affected by crises.
- Propose tools and strategies to measure, monitor, and achieve quality learning, especially to overcome resource limitations, language barriers, and geographic challenges.
This challenge falls under the Learn pillar.Read more ...
|Solution name / Author(s)||Modified||Contributors|
|Online network of learner-rated educational resources/courses freely shared among organizations in 5 countries serving young Syrian refugees|
|Fluent in communication and collaboration, we put a tutor in the hands of every child, helping them meet goals and overcome challenges.|
|Local academies that deliver quality coding & digital skills for youth inclusion & employment as well as a catalyst for social innovation|
|SIMA: a culturally relevant mobile game that empowers children to auto-master literacy & numeracy while improving psychosocial well-being.|
|A cloud-based document storage, verification, and analytics platform that ensures continuous access to personalized learning for refugees|
|Talent on the Move is an open-source program that empowers the vulnerable youth to prosper through entrepreneurship and technology.|
|By decentralizing the power of narrative, Me/We activates young changemakers w/ collaborative #storytelling, creative problem-solving, & SEL|
|Developing a global model for high-quality, accredited, competency-based, and flexible higher education for youth affected by displacement|
|Send offline-usable tablets containing a full curriculum designed for autonomous use to displaced Syrian refugee children out of school.|
|Identify the talents of refugees regardless of language or biographical background digitally to build their smart talent & education profile|
|Can you learn your way to victory? A new immersive mobile gaming approach to STEM education for refugees.|
|The Peoples Network - a Technology framework for supporting refugee education|
|App connects donors,education organizations and students to crowdfund for education. Donor selects student profiles, pays schools tuition.|
|Challenge refugees' apathy, anger, alienation and fright by introducing reassuring inspiring inclusive carrier-boosting annual games #TIGRs|
|Re:Coded creates innovative, socially minded leaders of tomorrow in conflict-affected communities using tech & entrepreneurship as catalyst.|
|The Schoolbox Project provides mobile, trauma-informed education and support to children and families in refugee camps.|
|Provide refugees with valuable digital skills and a strong network of tech leaders and companies to help create new opportunities for all.|