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April 17, 2024
Kiron Announces Wenke Christoph as Chief Executive Officer

Berlin, Germany - Kiron, a nonprofit organization dedicated to offering accessible education to refugees and underserved communities globally, is pleased to announce the appointment of Wenke Christoph as its new Chief Executive Officer, effective April 17, 2024.

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April 17, 2024
Kiron Announces Wenke Christoph as Chief Executive Officer

Berlin, Germany - Kiron, a nonprofit organization dedicated to offering accessible education to refugees and underserved communities globally, is pleased to announce the appointment of Wenke Christoph as its new Chief Executive Officer, effective April 17, 2024.

Press Release
March 13, 2024
Meet Katrin: Reflections on being a first-time mentor

In this blog post, Katrin shares her experience as a mentor with Kiron. From the challenges she faced to the profound impact on her mentee's journey and her joy in fostering personal and professional growth, discover how mentoring goes beyond a professional duty for Katrin.

Projects insights
February 29, 2024
Kiron Mentoring Program partners with TE Connectivity for the third time!

Kiron is delighted to announce the extension of our mentoring program in partnership with TE Connectivity — a global industrial technology leader dedicated to creating a safer, sustainable, productive, and connected future.

February 7, 2024
WARNING: Important Notice

We have discovered that a Mr. Yilmaz Yigit is posing on the Internet as an employee of our organization. Mr. Yigit, under the guise of Kiron, has been offering services and products such as language and integration courses, certificate issuance, and assistance with finding work and housing. He has been requesting payment for these services.

Press Release
December 10, 2023
Meet Kadir: From Engineer to Aspiring Data Scientist

With 15 years of experience as an electrical engineer, circumstances led Kadir to seek refuge in Switzerland with his wife and children. He was scared to start from scratch. However, Kadir discovered Kiron’s mentoring program. Read to learn more about his experience…

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December 4, 2023
Meet Halyna: Becoming a Data Professional

With a background as a business analyst in the automotive industry and three years of experience as a team lead in a customer support team, Halyna Klimova decided to take on a new challenge: transitioning into the world of data analysis. Read about the inspiring journey of Halyna, who embarked on a path of personal and professional growth, all while navigating a new life in Germany.

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October 11, 2023
Meet Enis: From Coachee to Coach

When a coachee transitions into the role of a coach, it unveils a remarkable story rooted in resilience and the potential that arises from embracing opportunities. In this interview, we reconnect with Enis, who was once a coachee in Kiron's Wir Für Chancen (translated as “Together for Opportunities”) program and has since volunteered to coach for future coaching programs, giving back to the Kiron community.

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October 4, 2023
Kiron Announces Senior Leadership Changes

Berlin, Germany – Kiron, an education technology nonprofit organisation, is poised for the next step of organisational development as it prepares to bid farewell to its esteemed Managing Director, Dr. Tobias Ernst, while welcoming Anne Parsons and Hannes Rudzik as new members to the leadership team.

Press Release
August 6, 2023
Meet Raoul-Ardy: From Refugee Camp to Career Success

In a world plagued by forced displacement, one individual's determination and unwavering willpower stand as a testament to the transformative power of education. ‍

Meet our students
July 20, 2023
Meet Oksana – Moving ahead with confidence

Oksana Klochko is from Ukraine. She taught computer science, applied mathematics, and methods of teaching computer science as a university professor.

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May 9, 2023
Free THRIVE Program Equips Refugee Women for Job Market Success

Over 50 million women and girls are forcibly displaced currently. They often face significant challenges compared to men, including gender-based violence, discrimination, and limited access to education and employment opportunities.

Case studies
April 25, 2023
Kiron Launches THRIVE: An Upskilling Program for Women

Kiron, the educational technology non-profit organization focused on providing learning opportunities for refugees & underserved communities.

Press Release
April 17, 2023
Kiron partners with DataCamp Donates to empower refugees through data education

Kiron is delighted to announce our partnership with DataCamp via the Data Camp Donates program.

Press Release
April 12, 2023
Meet Khalil: Continuing education against all odds

Khalil Al Doughaiman is from Homs, Syria but was forced to move to Lebanon in 2013.

March 21, 2023
Kiron, Deutsche Börse, and Virtual Internships Launch Experiential Learning Program for Refugees in Germany

The EdTech non-profit, Kiron, has joined forces with global financial services provider, Deutsche Börse, and VC-backed EdTech startup, Virtual Internships, to launch an ambitious hybrid learning and mentoring program for refugees and people with a migrant background in Germany

Press Release
November 9, 2022
Kiron Ausbildungsbrücke program with Alstom creates job market pathway

For many refugees, finding a job is challenging. Some lack formal certificates to enter the labor market or face tedious and costly job recognition processes.

Projects insights
August 30, 2022
Kiron Jordan launches the KAS Program to further civic engagement for Jordanian youth

In the context of building the capacity of Jordanian youth in political life, “KAS Program to Activate the Role of Youth in Political Life” is a project to be conducted in its second edition, adapting a new digital approach.

Press Release
August 16, 2022
Zaher’s Story: Becoming a technical writer [Update]

Kiron provides a free education option after public high school. But there is still the eternal question...

August 8, 2022
Meet Özkan: How mentorship supported his career shift

Changing careers is not always an easy decision to make. But for many who have faced displacement, it can be the only option. One of our learners, Özkan, has been living in Germany for three years after moving from Turkey due to the political unrest there. A former naval officer with two master’s degrees in Economics and International Relations under his belt, he decided to use his skills to start a career in data science.

July 5, 2022
Meet Martha: Overcoming job market barriers with Kiron

For the last three years, Martha has been adjusting to her new home in Hamburg, Germany, 9,000 km away from her homeland Nicaragua.

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June 8, 2022
Empowerment through upskilling: Supporting migrant women at the Colombian/Venezuelan border

Milena, a 36-year-old single mother of two from Venezuela, is expanding her digital skillset in the hopes of starting her own company from home.

Projects insights