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Selassie commented on Preflight: Real-world challenges in the classroom

Hello Gavin, Sorry for my delays. We are a group of seven (7) people from the Netherlands, France, Ghana and the United State. We got to know each other through the online course of NovoEd/ IDEO on Human Centered Design. We want to teach entrepreneurial skills (online) and build a strong supportive international network as a base for an independent future for refugee. The reason for this idea is that we believe refugees can bring along any kind of education from their past and still not always find work in his or her field when he or she enters a new place to live. But he or she can always set up a business of some kind. So having good skills in this field betters the chances of success. This will enlarge the chances of building up an independent and sustainable living in many different places (as it is unsure where his or her future settlement will be). Hence, we are challenging the status quo of saving refugees passively, the way we challenge the status quo is by empowering refugees to help themselves in a creative way by providing the basic knowledge and the support network to experiment with entrepreneurship. We think building a strong entrepreneurial culture among the youth can reduce unemployment. Currently, my team is working on step by step easy worksheet to guide young people and refugees learn entrepreneurial skills. IDEO and the IDEO community will be helping my team with the ideation worksheet. Will keep you posted of any development. Thanks for your response.


Selassie commented on Preflight: Real-world challenges in the classroom

Thanks for the great idea. I am associated with DOSOC(Do Social) and will be glad to have some interesting collaboration when our app comes to live. Will be glad to get feedback from you


Selassie commented on The Social Getwork

It's a great project. i am also working on DOSOC (Do Social) app, will be glad to have some interesting collaboration with you. Will be glad to hear from you