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Refugee Education Challenge – What we Learned in the Research Phase

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OpenIDEO's NYC Meetup, led by Karine Sarkissian and Joe Silva, have been hard at work synthesizing what we learned in the Research phase of the Refugee Education challenge. In response to our challenge question, how might we improve education and expand learning opportunities for refugees around the world? they uncovered that our research posts fell into six main themes: mental health, peer learning, self-learning, career fast-tracking, adjusting to new environments and alternative methods.

Often, solutions overlapped, as this graphic illustrates:
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To make it easier to take a look at the ideas and solutions submitted in the research phase, the team then gathered the best examples along with quick descriptions: 

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They've done the same for each of the six themes, which you can check out here.  

We're super excited to have a resource like this to share what we've learned with you. Feel free to let us know what you think in the comments.

Another big thank you to the NYC OpenIDEO Meetup for their great work!


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