What's next for Funzi online learning graduates at Dzaleka Refugee camp? A handful of skills and a heart full of determination ready to transform lives!

What's next for Funzi online learning graduates at Dzaleka Refugee camp? A handful of skills and a heart full of determination ready to transform lives!

On the 29th of June 2019, joy, excitement, and happiness filled the air at Dzaleka Refugee Camp in Malawi. It was the graduation ceremony for Funzi learners.

What’s great about mobile learning is that it enables us to reach a lot of people. We can give everyone the opportunity to learn and build a meaningful livelihood. But, being online also means that we often don’t get to know our users, let alone learn about their stories. The Funzi Community and Ambassador program combined with passionate and talented ambassadors have allowed us to do just that. 

A day in the life of Funzi Content Lead

A day in the life of Funzi Content Lead

Meet Melissa, she’s the Content Lead at Funzi, otherwise known as the heavy-squatting CrossFit machine with a whole lot of love to share. Get to know the world of content management at Funzi a little better through our interview with her. And should you discover that this is the perfect job for you, click here to apply. (Our lovely Melissa is heading onward to her next adventure so we’re looking for a new content superstar to join us!)

How you can avoid making the worst mistake of employee training

How you can avoid making the worst mistake of employee training

The reason startups push so hard to bring out an MVP (Minimum Viable Product) is because they want to get customer feedback as soon as possible. Feedback is gold. Regardless of how good you think your product or service is, it doesn’t mean much if the customers don’t like it. The same applies to employee training. Do your employees find the training useful? Is the training even effective?

Thoughts on teaching empathy and why organizations need it now more than ever

Thoughts on teaching empathy and why organizations need it now more than ever

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

The story behind Funzi

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.

Bringing digital opportunities to youth in Nakivale, Uganda

Bringing digital opportunities to youth in Nakivale, Uganda

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.

What is mobile learning and why should your organization care?

What is mobile learning and why should your organization care?

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.

Dare to Learn and Develop!

Dare to Learn and Develop!

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!