Updated Apr 27, 2020

Project Kakuma

www.projectkakuma.com

Timmers Koen

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425 teachers across 75 countries offering free education to Refugees via Skype.

Through Project Kakuma, teachers from all over the world provide education to students in the Kakuma Refugee Camp in Kenya via Skype. In addition to formal instruction, the program facilitates intercultural exchange and offers a sense of freedom to young refugees who are otherwise isolated.
Through Project Kakuma, teachers from all over the world provide education to students in the Kakuma Refugee Camp in Kenya via Skype. In addition to formal instruction, the program facilitates intercultural exchange and offers a sense of freedom to young refugees who are otherwise isolated.
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Stage 5: Scaling

We are offering a free education to both students and teachers: - teacher training - virtual interactions refugee students and students across 6 continents - video lessons created by 100 experts allow refugees to learn on demand and at own pace We built our 2 own schools .

Focus Areas:

Basic Education, Refugees and Teacher Development and Training

Basic Education, Refugees and Teacher Development and TrainingSEE LESS

Implemented In:

Kenya

KenyaSEE LESS

14,250
Lives Impacted to Date
1
Country Implemented In
17,500
Customers
2
Employees
$55,000
Funds Raised to Date

Problem

1/ 80% of 640 Kakuma teachers are refugees of whom 67% did not get any teacher training at all. 2/ Polarization is increasing globally. Several of my students already claimed they don't want refugees to come to our country. The problem is that they don't have any clue how refugees live, think, act. 3/ Refugees receive often a poor education. And a good education is not only a human right, it is in most cases their only way out

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Solution

It is very important to connect the best teachers globally so they can train the teachers and allow their students to have an intercultural exchange with the refugees. This is our way to fight polarization since we give children across 6 continents the opportunity to the ability to connect with refugees via Skype.

Target Beneficiaries

Population of individuals served: Rural Additional Characteristics of Individuals Served:Ethnic minorities, Racial minorities, Orphans and vulnerable children, Other, Refugees Income of population served:Bottom quintile (0-20%) Gender of population served: all

Mission and Vision

1/ Offering a free quality education to African refugees 2/ Training teachers and increasing the level of education in refugee camps

Competitive Advantage

It is nearly free. Al you need is an internet connection, 1 computer and a tv or projector, and a local teacher or consultant able to host the Skype call. Our project involved hundreds of thousands students. All people involved are volunteers.

Planned Goals and Milestones

We managed to build several schools in Tanzania and Kenya equipped with internet connection and laptops. This allows us to connect refugees to the world, raise the bar of education and teach coding to young adults so they have perspective to a better future.
Funding Goal75
Projected Cumulative Lives Impacted15
New Implemented CountriesBangladesh, Malawi, Nepal, Kenya, Jordan, Zimbabwe, Sierra Leone
Recruit2 management - already 600 volunteers in our network
New FeatureCoding for young adults

The Team Behind the Innovation

Our team has 11 coordinators, 2 story tellers, 1 social media person, 60 ambassadors in 45 countries, 1000 teachers willing to teach for free via Skype, 17 authors, 16 people willing to translate curriculum to 13 languages for free. All volunteers 63% of all people involved is female

EXECUTIVE TEAM INCLUDES WOMEN AND YOUTH

Milestone

Feb 2020
In The News
 
as part of
 Project Kakuma
Mar 2019
Recognition ReceivedPENDING
Apr 2015
New Country Implemented In
Kenya
Jan 2015
Created
Date Unknown