Displaced populations, particularly refugees in constrained camp settings and low-resource urban environments, have limited access to engineering, science, and technology courses. Existing content is difficult to adapt because it is not applicable to local engineering challenges. Consequently, students do not have the motivation to engage in courses or even do not find any application for the projects developed in class. We present here a solution to this problem, the EngStarter.
EngStarter is a hardware educational kit designed to provide students with necessary tools, and pedagogies to build real-world solutions to their problems while learning concepts of electronic circuits, programming, and the internet of things. It is the technical education that refugee learners and students in fragile host communities are looking for - an innovative engineering tool emerged from local practice with potential to impact at scale and bring innovation to Refugee Education.
|Projected Cumulative Lives Impacted||250,000|
|New Implemented Countries||Brazil, Lebanon, South Sudan, Yemen|
|New Feature||Create application specific version for water management control and energy saving system.|
Our team is comprised of a multidisciplinary and multicultural team with five passionate and motivated engineers, PhD and educators. By combining more than +10 years of experience in industry, academia and developing projects in refugee camps, we are qualified to bring better education quality to displaced communities. Jennifer DeBoer (co-founder) is research with years of experience in the field and research. Claudio (co-founder) brings strong technical knowledge from the industry.
EXECUTIVE TEAM INCLUDES WOMEN AND YOUTH