How to take charge of your future - from the experiences of two former refugees

How to take charge of your future - from the experiences of two former refugees

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.

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.

Strengthen civil society on mobile!

Strengthen civil society on mobile!

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.

Onboarding training is not enough

Onboarding training is not enough

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 Simply because the training sessions conducted two or more years ago are most likely outdated and no longer relevant to the current business situation.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.

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.

5 Benefits of mobile learning in shaping your future workforce

5 Benefits of mobile learning in shaping your future workforce

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.

Decision Fatigue: Why Less is More

Decision Fatigue: Why Less is More

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.