Meet Stan, a Digital Inclusion Program graduate-turned-teacher
Konexio and the Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) launched the Digital Inclusion Program (DIP) in Malawi in 2019, training sixty refugee students in online freelancing. As a capacity builder, Konexio trains instructors, who in turn train the refugee students living in the Dzaleka Refugee Camp. The students, 29 percent of whom are women, earn on average $500 per month.
Now a DIP instructor, Stan joined the program’s inaugural cohort in fall 2019 and subsequently launched a successful freelancing career. Having studied engineering in his home country of the Congo, which he eventually fled due to insecurity, Stan held a bachelor’s degree in networks and telecommunications when he arrived alone in Malawi in 2017.
Konexio Founder and CEO Jean Guo to Attend the Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship's Women's Economic Empowerment Accelerator
Konexio to partner with The Miller Center to promote economic and digital inclusion for all
Globally, only 20% of the world’s 40 million+ adult refugees are employed, with refugee women experiencing unemployment levels up to 17% higher than those of men. Accordingly, the Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship will bring together social sector leaders who are committed to supporting women at its Women’s Economic Empowerment Accelerator (WEE), which will be held remotely from January 26, 2022 until July of this year. Konexio’s founder and CEO Jean Guo will attend this mentorship program, seeking to strengthen Konexio’s commitment to equal opportunity for refugees and low-income women through digital skills training. Konexio’s upcoming program launch in Nairobi, in partnership with RefuSHE, as well as its current programs in Seine-Saint-Denis, in partnership with Social Builder, form the current backbone of Konexio’s women’s-specific programming.