Hello Future is a mobile-phone based training program in digital literacy for adolescent refugees.
Our on-site workshop modules include:
Social Network Power
Remote & Self-Directed Learning
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.
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)