Your competency-based degree offers to refugee learners exactly what it offers to the single-mom struggling to make ends meet, or the low-income student trying to get a degree while keeping up with two jobs. Flexibility. Life happens, and and not everyone has the financial capital (or financially secure relatives capable of supporting them) to put it off for a few years while studying. Obviously, such is the case for many people resettled to the US as refugees. Hoping this idea moves ahead and changes the opportunity horizons of those who seek asylum on US shores.
Great project idea (as usual)! Your model for refugee education brings together tech, curriculum and on-the-ground teachers in a way that is both innovative and practical. Student performance so far speaks to the success of your delivery model, so this should be well-suited for the material in the coding bootcamp as well. Excited to see what kinds of opportunities this opens up for your students. When will you be able to make your way to Oxford? I'm sure many of the students and academics at the Refugee Studies Centre would be keen to here about your experiences so far!