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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 lets us reach a lot of people. It helps us 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. 

I am a refugee, but more importantly, I am a dreamer

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.

Nothing awesome ever comes from fearing failure

Nothing awesome ever comes from fearing failure

This article is inspired by and draws on our podcast series Embracing Failures with Chiara Condi, Wayan Vota, and Shabnam Aggarwal.

Let's talk about the dreaded F-word that we often fear and have probably been taught to avoid; “failure” that is. Throughout our school years, we are afraid of ever disappointing our parents and teachers by getting an F or 0, but it’s not until we’re adults, move to live on our own, and start living our lives, that we realize that failing isn’t the end of the world. In fact, Chiara and Shabnam said that they wouldn’t have been able to achieve their goals if it wasn’t for the failures. Sometimes you can learn more from failing than you ever would from succeeding.

Job description: Funzi Evangelist

Job description: Funzi Evangelist

Most working in the tech industry are familiar with the concept of the technology evangelist. A person that takes the technology, product, or service that a company develops, creates a story around it, and roams the world, making everyone aware - and a fan - of that tech, product, or service. Globally, famous service and technology evangelists include Steve Jobs, Guy Kawasaki, Dan’l Lewin, and my fellow Finn, Peter Vesterbacka. Not all technologies succeed or survive and that makes the job of the evangelist often lonely and always challenging.

Funzi launches new handful feature: a new and improved way to learn

Funzi launches new handful feature: a new and improved way to learn

Funzi is bringing our learners handfuls of skills to build their dreams!

We’re introducing an improved way of portioning learning content on Funzi. We call these new bite-sized units handfuls of learning cards. Handfuls are optimized for quick and easy consumption. They will help users pace their learning journey.