What is the aim of the Kiron?
Kiron’s mission is to offer equal opportunities in education worldwide and, since 2015, they have been offering free online learning opportunities to refugees and underserved communities. As they believe that education can change lives, transform communities, and build bridges, they have created the online learning platform Kiron Campus. In this way Kiron wants to ensure that their students receive free access to high-quality education for academic, professional and personal growth. Today Kiron collaborates with 145 partners worldwide to provide high-quality educational opportunities to 7000+ students from more than 45 countries.
How can it help me?
Kiron was created to offer free online learning opportunities to refugees and underserved communities. Participants do not need to prove any previous education, language skills, or finances. They only need a document that proves they are a refugee, asylum seeker, internally displaced person, Jordanian or Lebanese. With this, they can sign up and start studying for free. If you know potential students with the abovementioned background, please communicate this amazing program to them so they can benefit from it.
How can I use Kiron and what are its benefits?
If you belong to their target group you can of course use Kiron’s free high-quality educational options, tailored to your needs. Everyone else can share the program, support the initiative financially, or even become a partner. Whether it’s a grant to support their most innovative work, a customized program to empower their students, or co-creating digital educational solutions or research projects – they are always keen on exploring new partnership opportunities.
Country of origin: Germany
Institution: Kiron Open Higher Education gGmbH
Categories: E-learning, Social Start-Up, Special Issue
Tags: blended learning, e-learning, MOOCs, non-profit, online education, partnership, refugees, social start-up, underserved communities
Target group: Refugees and people from a disadvantaged background, partners from the education, science, and business sector
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