Refugee children are missing out on their education and we want to help.
Technology can greatly enhance learning especially to those with limited access to traditional educational resources. Thaki is a start-up non-profit organization whose mission is to empower refugee and disadvantaged children with extremely limited educational opportunities to learn and thrive through self-paced, motivational e-learning tools. We distribute donated computers loaded with educational content to education centers working directly with refugee and at-risk children. In addition, we provide computers to older students from similar backgrounds, such as university scholarship students, in need of a computer to support their learning. Thaki is currently focused on helping Syrian refugees living in Lebanon and Jordan but the model is fully transferable to other situations of similar need.
Thaki provides supplemental learning material to underfunded and poorly equipped education centers set up to assist the children, as opposed to offering a replacement for these valuable institutions. In addition to being used by students directly, the devices also function as aids to teachers in their daily lessons. We work primarily with NGOs interested in e-learning who work directly with the children in both formal and informal settings. The computers do not require an internet connection if it’s not available since they are loaded with offline educational content and links to and online resources. In collaboration with its partners, Thaki also provides tech training and support for both teachers and students. Both the devices and teacher training help benefit children who have extremely limited educational opportunities while living as displaced persons.