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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.

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