Impact at Kiron

Kiron is breaking down barriers and making quality education accessible to more people worldwide

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100.000+

Students
since our start in 2015

160+

Countries
reached

10+

Job readiness programs
since 2021

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What our students say

Back in Syria, I had always dreamt about studying computer science. Kiron gave me the opportunity to finally fulfill this dream.
Abdullah
Kiron student

Kiron is a new hope for a brighter future where everyone has an equal opportunity to get an education anywhere.
Khali  Kiron Student
Khalil
Kiron student

[A coaching program at Kiron] not only helped me secure a job but also boosted my confidence and understanding of the job market.
Halil  Kiron Student
Halil
Kiron student

Our Milestones

2015 – today
2015
Kiron is founded
Enrollments kickstart following a successful crowdfunding campaign of €500 000. Focus on supporting refugees to access higher education online and possibly transfer to Universities.
2016
Kiron moves into its 2nd year
Development of modularized curricula and building a solid infrastructure for offerings. Kiron also wins the UNESCO King Hamad Bin Isa Al-Khalifa Prize for the creative use of information and communication technologies to enhance learning.
2017
Merkel visits Kiron
Chancellor Angela Merkel visits Kiron. We get registered as an NGO in Jordan with an expanded objective to support underserved communities. First transfer student, Ahmad and 50 partner Universities from 8 countries.
2018
Expansion to Lebanon
Kiron expands to Lebanon. 3500+ students enrolled on the Kiron campus.
2019
+6500 students
Launch of the Kiron Campus Android app. Greater contribution to shaping policy around digital higher education for refugees. Diversification of donor pool and more sustainable fundraising streams.
2020
Transition to social enterprise
Kiron transitions to a social enterprise by founding its for-profit subsidiary company, Kiron Digital Learning Solutions GmbH (aka ‘Kiron Digital’). Launch of Collective Impact Campus – a network of similar organizations that receive technology access to provide quality education for refugees and underserved communities worldwide.
2021
Extending impact
160+ nationalities in the Kiron student community- Launch of the first learning program in South America – Puente Digital.
2022
Towards sustainable futures
Shift towards learning programs designed for job market access. Start of collaborative project to create NELE, a training platform for school educators.
2023
New frontiers
Kiron launches THRIVE, to upskill 450 forced migrant women for job success. Match Talent, a co-initiative for supporting international talent in Germany launches.

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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.
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Meet Elif: Overcoming barriers through language
One of the greatest barriers for refugees to receiving higher education or entering the job marketing is language. In Germany, many refugee students do not have the resources to reach the C1 language level required by employers and universities.
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Kiron x Deutsche Börse Group x Virtual Internships Mentoring Program
Together with Deutsche Börse Group and Virtual Internships, we are excited to announce a new opportunity for students to gain experience and knowledge in a variety of job sectors.
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Our partner: NRC – joint certificate program
The Norwegian Refugee Council Lebanon (NRC) and Kiron Lebanon have partnered in 2018-2019 to deliver blended learning programmes to 56 students, facilitated in a study center from the Lebanon Academy of Training and Development in Sidon.
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No longer left to their own devices
No longer left to their own devices or how a new learning platform could help foreign students interested in studying in Germany
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Our partner: Berlin Economy
The Berlin economy supports the academic education of 250 refugees
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