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Learn: Refugee Education

Accepting solutions

CoLab members create solutions

11/01/16 04:00 EDT - 01/20/17 04:00 EST
Finalist selection
Expert judges select finalists

01/20/17 04:00 EST - 02/09/17 05:00 EST
CoLab judges select winners

02/09/17 05:00 EST - 03/02/17 11:00 EST
Finalists present
03/02/17 11:00 EST - 03/08/17 05:00 EST
Solvers selected
03/08/17 05:00 EST
How can we improve learning outcomes for refugee and displaced young people under 24?

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.

15 Solutions

Solution nameAuthor(s)ModifiedContributors

A Syrian Education Library NetworkOpenLearningExchange

2/5/17 Team only
Online network of learner-rated educational resources/courses freely shared among organizations in 5 countries serving young Syrian refugees

Erudite AI: A Deep Learning, Knowledge Exchange PlatformErudite

1/20/17 Team only
Fluent in communication and collaboration, we put a tutor in the hands of every child, helping them meet goals and overcome challenges.

Codi - digital skills and leadership training for marginalized and refugee youthTeam Codi

1/20/17 Team only
Local academies that deliver quality coding & digital skills for youth inclusion & employment as well as a catalyst for social innovation

App to teach reading, writing and improve psychosocial well-being of childrenKukua

1/20/17 Team only
SIMA: a culturally relevant mobile game that empowers children to auto-master literacy & numeracy while improving psychosocial well-being.

StudentBox: safeguarding refugee access to educationThe Refugee Trust

1/20/17 Team only
A cloud-based document storage, verification, and analytics platform that ensures continuous access to personalized learning for refugees

Talent on the MoveCentraal

1/20/17 Team only
Talent on the Move is an open-source program that empowers the vulnerable youth to prosper through entrepreneurship and technology.

Me/We: Storytelling innovation for healing, SEL, and creative enterprise#MeWeSyria

1/20/17 Team only
By decentralizing the power of narrative, Me/We activates young changemakers w/ collaborative #storytelling, creative problem-solving, & SEL

SNHU Global University: A competency-based model for refugee higher educationNinaSNHU

1/20/17 Team only
Developing a global model for high-quality, accredited, competency-based, and flexible higher education for youth affected by displacement

All My Talents Valued! - A people centric project to unleash Your unique talentAdrian Vogler

1/20/17 Team only
Identify the talents of refugees regardless of language or biographical background digitally to build their smart talent & education profile

School in an app: Immersive education through innovative mobile gamingSchool in an app

1/20/17 Team only
Can you learn your way to victory? A new immersive mobile gaming approach to STEM education for refugees.

The Peoples Network: An Educational Distribution Frameworkleonmoodley

1/20/17 Team only
The Peoples Network - a Technology framework for supporting refugee education

EdSeed - social crowdfunding network for educationedSeed

1/19/17 Team only
App connects donors,education organizations and students to crowdfund for education. Donor selects student profiles, pays schools tuition.

TIGRs: The International Games for Refugees (Pronounced: "Tigers")The TIGRs team

1/19/17 Team only
Challenge refugees' apathy, anger, alienation and fright by introducing reassuring inspiring inclusive carrier-boosting annual games #TIGRs

The Schoolbox Project: Trauma-informed education and care for refugee childrenSchoolbox Project

1/17/17 Team only
The Schoolbox Project provides mobile, trauma-informed education and support to children and families in refugee camps.

Digital Integration through coding and collaboration classesReDI School

1/4/17 Team only
Provide refugees with valuable digital skills and a strong network of tech leaders and companies to help create new opportunities for all.