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Karen commented on Empowering Refugee Social Innovators

Hi Mirette-- No it has not been tested in refugee communities, but it is certainly has been a undeserved communities in the US that are in states of chaos like Freguson, MO. I think it is a great way to start the community process and identify social innovators quickly. Hackathon's have been in the technology sector for years, but the Hack concept can be non-tech problems and solutions.

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Karen commented on Empowering Refugee Social Innovators

Hi Mirette,
I love this idea because you empower the refugees themselves. Are you familiar with Hackathon's? It is a great way to identify entrepreneurial talent while providing additional training. I think our ideas would work well together. Here is the link https://openideo.com/challenge/refugee-education/ideas/problems-2-ideas-events would be interested in joining forces. Thanks Karen

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Karen commented on U-Spark Hub

Hi Keiko,

Love your idea-- it is along the same lines has my idea that I have and that is utilizing Hackathon's in the camps which allows training. Are you familiar with Hackathon's? https://openideo.com/challenge/refugee-education/ideas/problems-2-ideas-events I would be interested in working with you on this. Thanks Karen