We have reached an incredible time where world leaders, educators, parents, and others are re-assessing what skills we should really be teaching future generations in school and in the workplace. Technological advancement, innovations, and industrial shifts mean that specific hard skills need to be learned. But that’s not the only skills we need.
The story behind Funzi really starts with the people behind Funzi. Those that envision a world where there would be no wars, a world where everyone is living meaningfully and happily. Now you might be thinking, why don’t you add to that dream a world where it’s only sunshine, rainbows and unicorns because it seems a little far-fetched. But we believe that when you stop dreaming, or even dreaming the impossible, is when you stop making the impossible possible.
Empowered and sustainable communities are built when people work together. And that’s what the partnership between Promise Hub and Funzi is all about. We are partnering up to develop a mobile curriculum that will be easily scaled to support the growth of 10 million entrepreneurs in the next 30 years. As initial steps, Promise Hub’s local impact team have made use of a mobile course for project management and facilitation skills, tailored from Promise Hub’s content, as well as Funzi’s flagship entrepreneurship course Founder 101.
Mobile learning is learning carried out on mobile devices such as mobile phones, tablets, and laptops. But, it’s more than a personal library of learning resources (which is already pretty awesome). What makes mobile learning so great is that it is inclusive. It overcomes the physical and financial constraints of traditional education or training methods. It is available to anyone with a connected device despite remoteness or conflicts.
Hello! I’m Melissa, the lead content specialist at Funzi! In between helping our clients Funzify (what we call it when we apply our mobile pedagogy) and launch engaging mobile courses, I’m always on the lookout for new ways to develop professionally! And that’s what attracted me to take part in the Dare to Learn event last week. I’m really excited to share with you what I’ve learned at the event, and I also hope that doing so will inspire others to share and apply their own findings in educational environments all around the world!
If you don’t act on your dreams, all they’re going to be, are dreams. Like most things in life, you need to put in the work to get results. Following our previous blog ‘I am a refugee, but more importantly, I am a dreamer’ on World Refugee Day, we wanted to share with you two more stories from former refugees. Learn about how both Ahmad and Ammar are working to turn their dreams, into realities.
This is the story of refugees, of people, of dreamers, of doers. But first and foremost, these are stories from real people who never let their adversities define their potential and future. In these stories, get to know the dreamers living in Dzaleka refugee camp in Malawi.
In cooperation with Funzi, Kepa has developed a mobile course to give citizens tools to defend the space for civil society.
The Civic Charter is a charter for civil rights, a tool to defend civil rights and freedoms. It discusses the rights of all of us to unite, meet, and express our views. It also reminds us of civil society’s rights and opportunities for participation, as well as access to information, funding, and cooperation.