Updated Nov 24, 2019
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Only 1 refugee in 100 has access to higher education. Despite tremendous talent and existing qualifications, young refugees face numerous obstacles when wishing to enroll in universities: language barriers, lack of degree recognition and financial resources. Technologies open up learning opportunities through MOOCs. But more than 50% of refugees do not have access to the Internet. In rural areas, only 22% of refugees are connected. And when they are, their connectivity is often too low-quality to stream MOOCs.
Kiron provides digital learning opportunities for academic, professional and personal growth. While it currently serves above 6000 refugees, there are beyond 2 million refugees of tertiary-education age. The major barrier to the program’s dissemination is refugees’ lack of access to connectivity. Therefore Libraries Without Borders (LWB) and Kiron partner to provide offline access to digital learning for refugees.
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