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MOOC LEARNING CENTER IN KAKUMA REFUGEE CAMP.

To build skills that will enable young and adult displaced people be able to turn conflicts into opportunities.

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EXPLAIN YOUR IDEA

MOOC Learning Center in Kakuma is to create an alternative native educational settings that are not spoiled by strict norms enforced by local education system, but emerge from communities engaging in original practices. In other words, MOOC Learning Center in Kakuma is as such human-centered methodology which tends to help refugees acquire the knowledge and also enable learners to pass on the information to the rest of the communities. How is this possible? Well, having fled from countries where conflict reign, many refugees are so desperate about their experiences back home and as well as the ongoing weak relationships among people with a shared common purpose and that is to live a purposeful life. Therefore, the MOOC Learning Center in Kakuma has twofold purpose:
1. To facilitate guide learners on how to register to the conflict resolution MOOC course and as well tutoring them through forum discussion both online and onsite discussions.
2. Organize weekly conflict and resolution forums with at least 20 refugees from different communities of Kakuma refugee camp.

WHO BENEFITS?

This project will implement a conflict resolution model of organizing forums and workshops on interpersonal and inter-cultural conflict management. It will equip young and adult people with skills and attitudes to promote conflict management in their communities, and to apply non-violent ways of solving conflicts.

PROTOTYPE

1) Information propagation to community leaders on the conflict resolution MOOC Course.
2) The course is going to take two months, so we will be conducting eight conflict resolution forums per course and 48 conflict resolution forums per year. These forums will be meant to explore possible tips of conflict management and as well as different methods of conflict resolution.
3) To include community member to be part of the weekly conflict resolution forums. The forum will focus on real-world ideas that young people together with adults may have to promote interpersonal and inter-cultural communication, as well as their suggestions on different ways of turning conflicts into opportunities.

FEEDBACK

The feedback that I received (from some of the community members whom I engaged in the Learning How to learn course) is that free online courses would foster intellectual development of many refugees. I also learned from their feedback that internet access was a bit challenging for them to complete the course. Names of participant who participated in learning how to learn courses were: Fartun Abass, Hassan Bashir, Mberwa Muya, Juvenal Mbonihankuye, Halima Ahmed, Hussein Dayow, myself (Daniel Christian) and Ahmed Mohamed.

SKILL SHARE (optional)

I have experience and skills learning free online courses with coursera and I would like to use these skills as to make good impact to the rest of my fellow refugees. In partnership with InZone; I believe that this idea would make positive impact and change lives.

TELL US A BIT ABOUT YOURSELF

I work with JC:HEM as an Alumni Facilitator and I am volunteering as an OpenIdeo Community Champion in Kakuma Refugee Camp/Kenya. I also volunteer with InZone as a research assistant.

IS THIS AN IDEA THAT YOU OR YOUR ORGANIZATION WOULD LIKE TO TAKE FORWARD?

  • Yes, and I am looking for a partner working with refugee communities to implement this idea.

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Daniel, have you looked at my pages... I have the delivery system for your FREE OPEN Educational system. I have all of the classes from the very best colleges in the US on one chip... and then we send that out 10-25 miles for access by anyone. They choose their classes and the system paces them and records the gives them their classes for free in which they can come to a place and discuss what they have learned and continue the classes until they can do their oral arguments and then be accepted to a University in which they can test out to obtain their degree.

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