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NLG EdTech Updates

Malala Fund teams up with ReBootKamp to teach refugee girls how to code

Malala Fund helps RBK to bring to life their NLG EdTech summit action plan

24 August 2017

Image: RBK

Image: RBK

ReBootKamp (RBK) has been awarded a $50,700 grant from Malala Fund to implement a project that will equip 100 Syrian refugee girls in Jordan with invaluable technology and coding skills.

The action plan for the project was developed during the 2017 No Lost Generation EdTech summit, held in March this year.  

RBK, an Amman-based non-profit, runs immersive coding bootcamps for Jordanians and refugees to teach them market-relevant skills to help them enter the rapidly growing technology industry.  

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No Lost Generation Silicon Valley Symposium

Special event bringing together private companies and humanitarians to be held in California this September

24 AUGUST 2017

Photo: Patrick Nouhailler/ CC-BY-2.0

Photo: Patrick Nouhailler/ CC-BY-2.0

In partnership with NetHope and Microsoft, the No Lost Generation (NLG) initiative is hosting a symposium in San Francisco, California on September 12, 2017.

We are inviting US-based private-sector companies to partner with humanitarian agencies in creating a better future for refugee youth by activating their expertise, innovative solutions, and resources.

Private-sector companies can contact Leila Toplic at leila.toplic@nethope.org for an invitation.

More details on the symposium can be found here. 

 

First Seed Funding Winners from NLG EdTech Summit Announced

Mateen and World Refugee School win Startupboat Award

17 JULY 2017

                     Image: Mateen

Jordanian non-profit organization, Mateen, with World Refugee School will receive support from Startupboat to bring to life their project to support Syrian refugee children in north Jordan.

The project, which was developed during the 2017 No Lost Generation EdTech Summit held in Amman earlier this year, will support over 100 refugee girls and boys living in informal tented settlements outside Mafraq. Since arriving in the informal camps, these children have had no access to formal education.

Through this pilot initiative, Mateen and WRS plan to provide the children with basic literacy skills through a specially-designed online learning platform.

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NetHope and NLG host a special webinar for World Refugee Day: LISTEN TO THE RECORDING HERE

21 June 2017

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To mark World Refugee Day, NetHope and the No Lost Generation Initiative hosted a special hour-long webinar. The webinar engaged members of the NLG community, including NGOs and private sector companies in a conversation about the work of NLG, challenges that refugee youth face, and opportunities for the broader community to work together to address them. 

The webinar presented an overview of the No Lost Generation Initiative, key challenges facing children and youth in the region and discussed the EdTech Summit. In particular, the session focused on the challenges facing refugee youth and adolescents and refugee youth took part in the conversation to share their experiences. 

Presenters included: 

Katy Barnett, No Lost Generation Advisor, UNICEF Regional Office for the Middle East and North Africa

Mark Chapple, Head of No Lost Generation, World Vision Regional Syria Response

Veera Mendonca, Regional Advisor, Adolescent Development and HIV/AIDS, UNICEF

Hosted by: Leila Toplic, NLG Tech Task Force, NetHope

You can listen to the recording of the webinar here.

The Task Force will be hosting a series of virtual conversations to encourage collaboration and information sharing. More information on the taskforce, as well as details of previous and upcoming webinars are also available on the NetHope Tech Taskforce website.