November 7, 2017

Funzi provides mobile learning in Syria

Funzi’s mobile learning in Syria will be tailored to support vulnerable populations like the displaced, and women- and youth-headed households.
Funzi’s mobile learning in Syria will be tailored to support vulnerable populations like the displaced, and women- and youth-headed households.
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The Finnish mobile learning service Funzi is collaborating with non-profit organisation UNDP to deliver mobile learning to Syria as a form of humanitarian aid.

Funzi and UNDP aim to strengthen the resilience as well as social and economic stability of individuals and communities in the country by providing them with Funzi’s free mobile learning service.

Tailored training modules will be launched on the Funzi platform in late 2017, and training will be delivered in two phases. The first phase is targeted at UNDP and NGO field staff, while the second phase will offer training to vulnerable Syrians to support them in achieving cohesion and sustainable livelihoods.

“Funzi is an active member in the Regional Refugee and Resilience Plan in response to the Syria crisis (3RP),” explains Tero Salonen, CEO and founder of Funzi in a press release. “Our participation and experience in developing and implementing mobile learning services for displaced populations allow us to create learning programs that are effective in knowledge transfer and skills development, while remaining cost-efficient and scalable.”

Funzi’s vision is to make mobile learning tools available to everyone for free – especially in emerging markets. The Finnish company has previously collaborated with the United Nations to provide its mobile learning tools to disadvantaged communities and also offered its learning service to asylum seekers in Finland.

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