Funzi builds digital entrepreneurship ecosystems and upskills professionals

Business Lead, a “Micro MBA” program that Funzi created with Hanken & SSE Executive Education has won Gold in the Talent Development category at EFMD Excellence-in practice Awards. The program upskilled migrants arriving to Finland, mainly from Syria and Iraq, and prepared them for the Finnish business environment. The program included mobile learning on Funzi, classroom teaching and mentoring with Hanken & SSE Executive Education, and internships in leading companies in Finland.

Results from Syria, South Africa, and Uganda prove that mobile learning works

In late 2017, we partnered with UNDP Syria to help strengthen the resilience of individuals and communities affected in the Syrian crisis. As of August 2018, more than 400 users have started the courses, and the completion rates of the course topics range from 80 - 100 %. We have also received great feedback from the participants: “The courses were very rich and useful and were designed specifically for UNDP interventions and projects, making them closer to reality than theoretical generalities and theoretical approaches. Thank you very much for your efforts.” 

Futures skills course launches for youth on mobile

Spring has sprung here in the Arctic Finnish land. And similar to the Finnish weather, we’ve also sprung out a new course! In partnership with the UNESCO Chair in Learning Society and Futures of Education at Finland Futures Research Centre, at the University of Turku, we’re bringing out a mobile course on Futures skills to prepare and equip our youth with the tools they need to build their future!

Learning does not have to stop in the face of conflicts

It’s been a busy month of travels, gaining a better understanding of our role in providing solutions to help the refugee crisis, and moving our current projects forward. Funzi CEO and founder Tero Salonen recently had the honor to attend and speak at the Jobs Make The Difference stakeholder consultation event in Turkey to help expand economic opportunities for refugees and host communities in Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, and Turkey.