Re-Skilling Refugees & Connecting them to Opportunities that Pay
We learn from many, we get inspired by a few but there’s only one or two that stir us from within and propel us to act.
This 90 seconds from a refugee who has never stepped out of his refugee camp at Kakuma was one such inspiring moment.
Inspired by this, some of us stepped up & made contact with UNHCR at Kakuma Refugee Camp in Kenya. Listen to Mohamed Hassan's story at the camp.
No one needs to beg.
Together with UNHCR leaders at Kakuma, we decided to pilot the idea of reskilling refugees on a marketable skill that will pay.
UNHCR Head of Camp (2019)
UNHCR Head of Education
He was asking for 1. Access to Marketable skills 2. Access to Opportunities 3. Access to Identity 4. Access to Livelihood
Finding the right marketable skill was not easy given the dire circumstances in the refugee camps.
Everything we take for granted, right from electricity to internet to computers to bandwidth, was a challenge for them.
First, we trained and certified the refugees on five top social media toolkits
Secondly, we trained them to unleash their creativity across the top five social media platforms
Finally, we trained them to execute on the client's brief using the right tools on the right platform
KYC & Baseline
Connect with Audience
Likes & Shares
Comments & Tags
We practised these new skills by creating websites and social media pages for Kakuma Schools
Thank you to all our clients who have put their trust in our team by hiring them to be their social media managers.
Ryan was our first client and he continues to be one after nearly 16 months
gave us their enterprise platform for free and hired our refugees for over 6 months
Kristine visited the refugees in the camp and trained them on soft skills as well as being a client for 6 months
Amit has been a client for over 12 months
There is a spring in their steps
They have done their part
They've taken the challenge
They've stepped up
Will you Step Up by giving them an opportunity?