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Hello Future

 

Hello Future is a mobile-phone based training program in digital literacy for adolescent refugees. 

Our on-site workshop modules include:

Internet Language

Social Network Power

Remote & Self-Directed Learning

Photography

Videography

Citizen Journalism

 Privacy-Defense

 
 

HELLO Future UNLOCKS HUMAN POTENTIAL TRAPPED IN THE YOUNG AND DISPLACED BY MEANS OF CONNECTIVITY AND DIGITAL LITERACY. 

 
 
 

Hello Future’s problem-posing methodology is the heart of each module. Working with local NGO and teachers, we use real-world scenarios to teach a variety of problem-solving, critical thinking and creative expression skills, ensuring the student’s learning applies to more than a single website or application. Our positive workshop culture, helps foster students’ intrinsic motivation for learning. Continued commitment and progress in the workshop and beyond are rewarded with smartphones, mentorship, and data plans. This way, students can immediately apply their knowledge, pursue remote and self-learning opportunities, and share share what they've learned with their families.

 

 

Initial Pilot

Size: 100 participants, four groups of 25 adolescents

Location: Arbat Camp & Local Community Center, Sulaymaniyah, Iraqi Kurdistan

Time Frame:  60 days of curriculum development 

                        90 days on-site workshop - initial pilot 

                        90 days of post-workshop follow-ups, monitoring and sustainability evaluation

Workshop:    Summer 2017 

Workshop Duration:  Six weeks  (three 2-hour classes per week = 36 total hours of instruction)

Most importantly, connectivity can help broaden the opportunities for refugees to improve their own lives and pursue a vision of a future that would otherwise be denied to them.
— Filippo Grandi, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.