Konexio launching the Training of Trainers for first cohort of DIP students in Jordan
It’s official! Konexio is pleased to announce the successful launch of its training of trainers program with our longstanding partner, Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS). Now in the Middle East, Konexio is excited to extend our Digital Inclusion Program (DIP) to those in need in Amman, training refugee and Jordanian youth in digital skills and online freelancing. JRS trainers, Dima, Noor, and Dania will participate in Konexio’s intensive ToT course from July through mid September in preparation for our first student cohort launch at the end of September.
Students in Konexio’s Malawi program have completed their skills training and are moving into the practical part of the course, while engagement continues through workshops for our alumni students from previous cohorts.
The current group of students are actively earning income during freelancing, and have all successfully registered on at least one platform, overcoming a major hurdle for refugees, who lack easily-recognized identification. Their next big challenge is to land clients. So far, some have been successful, finding a niche in translation and AI data annotation.
We have officially launched a new cohort of 60 students in Nairobi, in partnership with RefuSHE! The students started their training on June 6th, and will graduate in early December. The Digital Inclusion Program Nairobi (DIP) will equip these young refugee women with employable skills to take up digital and digitally enabled jobs in the growing digital economy.
Field Visit Amman
Field Visit Nairobi
Konexio made its long awaited visit to Nairobi, Kenya to meet the local partners and officially launch its digital skills and online freelancing training program in partnership with RefuSHE. The week-long visit played a critical role in fulfilling our mission to promote digital inclusion and allow those who cannot access opportunities due to lack of digital skills to find a pathway to self-reliance and economic resilience.
What is your background?
From a very young age, I lived between two countries: Italy and Senegal, which allowed me to become trilingual very quickly: Wolof, French and Italian. I have lived in Italy since I was a teenager. Then my children grew up and we decided to come to France to allow them to follow an ambitious school curriculum.
What profession would you like to focus on now?
For 2 years I was enrolled in a RATP training course to become a bus driver. My favorite job. I have been driving large vehicles for a long time, and I must say that I am quite good at driving.
However, because of the Covid crisis, I have not been able to finish this training.
MIT ReACT Summit 2022
Konexio moderates a panel on cross-sectoral collaboration, with representatives from RefugePoint, Ikea Foundation, and US PRM
Konexio is delighted to have participated in this year’s Migration Summit, organized by the MIT Refugee Action Hub (ReACT), a month-long global event designed to build bridges between diverse communities of displaced learners, academia, private sector, government, and philanthropy around the key challenges and opportunities for refugee and migrant communities.
Training expertise and local knowledge strengthen Konexio’s international offerings
We warmly welcome Lead Trainer Ayusa Ondieki and International Programs Coordinator Fidel Mutuku to our staff team! Both are natives of Nairobi and together represent Konexio’s first staff presence in Kenya.
Ayusa comes to us with experience in empowerment programs for refugees, youth, and women, most recently at RefugePoint’s entrepreneurship initiatives. Ayusa seeks to bring a forward-thinking digital edge to livelihoods training in Kenya and beyond.
Fidel is an experienced learning and development professional. He has specific expertise in program coordination, implementation, and coaching, with a passion for social advocacy and impact. Fidel will be responsible for supporting our learners, programs, and operations in Kenya, Malawi, and Jordan.
Konexio launches training of trainers in Nairobi to bring digital livelihoods to refugee women
It’s official: with the launch of our Nairobi train-the-trainers intensive course, Konexio has broken ground in our third country, Kenya.
Konexio is partnering with Nairobi-based NGO RefuSHE to train 240 vulnerable refugee women in digital skills for online freelancing, opening the door to life changing opportunities for safe and dignified employment. We’ll be training RefuSHE’s trainers, developing a localized curriculum, and providing expertise on the digital field so that refugee women in Kenya can gain access to income generating opportunities available online, regardless of their contextual challenges they face.