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.
Information becomes obsolete over time. For your company to remain competitive, your employees should always be up-to-date on new developments in their areas; continually improving their skills. Simply because the training sessions conducted two or more years ago are most likely outdated and no longer relevant to the current business situation. And considering conversations about the future of work, this is truer now than ever before. A future where the rise of automation and AI will replace existing jobs with newer, less predictable ones will require a workforce that can learn different sets of skills quickly to address skill gaps that may arise.
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.
In recent years, mobile devices have transformed the way we learn and consume information. One major way technology is affecting the workplace is in how training is delivered. In 2016, there were 4,8 bn unique mobile subscribers globally. That said, as the leaders of today’s organizations, you need to understand how this development affects your workforce, and adapt accordingly.
Today’s employees are internet and mobile-savvy individuals. The majority of their communication, and even learning, can be carried out in the palm of their hand. Mobile is an integral part in their everyday lives, and therefore an excellent platform for corporate training as well as lifelong learning.
This blog was originally published on Medium by Funzi Ambassador Henry Onyango.
“Don’t grow up, it’s a lie!”. There’s truth in that warning. Part of being an adult is having the ability to swift through numerous decisions that are constantly coming your way. Most of us, if not all, have suffered a burn out at some point. Ruling out medical conditions like chronic fatigue, and assuming that one get adequate sleep — one of the major drives behind the constant exhaustion and eventually burn out is decision fatigue. Put simply, we make way too many decisions and the quality of our decisions deteriorates along the curve.
Life really is about human interaction and the best things we’re able to create are done together. So our team at Funzi wanted to understand how mobile learning can support the growth of real-life communities. That was the key aspect in mind for us when we set out to build the Funzi Community and Ambassador Program. We also wanted to build a deeper relationship with our users, to find out what about Funzi works, and what we can improve - because of course you, our users, know it best!
Following our dreams can often be scary; especially when there are so many uncertainties. What will others think of me? Are there tools that can help me achieve my dream? Will my dream job allow me to make a living? It’s hard to take a risk and make that leap of faith to follow our true dream career. But, if you are grinding your days away in a job you have no passion for, I would like to invite you to dream a little further: how could you earn a living from doing a job you love?