Education & Vocational Training Projects
Making MOOCs and e-learning available through SD cards to young refugees that lack connectivity. A 2019 MIT SOLVE winner, The Future is Offline is a collaboration between Libraries without Borders and Kiron.
Lebanon: In this project, youth are introduced to STEM topics, such as robotics, at events hosted at Innovation Labs or externally. Once participants have identified potential interests, subject-specific training is offered for free at the Innovation Labs. With the support of GIL mentors and partners, participants turn their new skills and ideas into income-generating activities.
The Hero Scholarship was developed and granted by the Andan Foundation in Antigua and Barbuda following the devastating effects of Hurricane Irma in September 2017, which left a large portion of the islands’ population displaced.
This project will train refugees in Middle Eastern camps to become coders and to promote their employability in both local and international markets. The innovation lies in the methodologies that do not require students to have any prior digital skills or programing experience, but instead select participants purely on the basis of ability and motivation.