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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
Ezinne Uzoije
Fundraising & Comms

BERLIN, Germany – Kiron, the educational technology non-profit organization focused on providing learning opportunities for refugees & underserved communities, announced today the launch of THRIVE, a new program for upskilling refugee women. The program aims to provide women currently living in German-speaking European countries (Germany, Austria, and Switzerland) with a comprehensive learning experience to enable them to develop the skills and knowledge they need to take control of their futures.

Women and girls make up almost half of the millions of refugees worldwide. Women refugees often face significant challenges, including gender-based violence, discrimination, and limited access to education and employment opportunities. This lack of access to education and training can limit their ability to rebuild their lives after forceful displacement from their homes, leaving them vulnerable to poverty and dependence.

THRIVE has been developed specifically to address these challenges by providing a holistic approach to learning on topics such as digital skills and technological competence, language learning, professional soft skills, job preparedness, and more. The program is complemented by additional support services, such as group webinars and one-to-one coaching, to prepare participants for success in the modern labor market.

THRIVE’s objectives also align with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals 4, 5 and 8 by promoting empowerment of women through technology, ensuring inclusive and equitable education and powering youth training for decent work and economic growth.

The pilot for THRIVE has been enabled through the generous donations of three organizations; JP Morgan, King Baudouin Foundation, and Postcode Lottery. Kiron welcomes interested individuals and organisations to join them in their mission to empower refugee women by supporting the THRIVE program.

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ABOUT KIRON

Since 2015, Kiron, as an education technology non-profit, has been dedicated to making education accessible to refugees and underserved communities. Through Kiron Campus, its online learning platform, and other educational programs, Kiron strengthens society by enabling the integration and empowerment of displaced people with transformative skills for the future of work. As an innovative leader in the education sector, Kiron is disrupting the traditional education model with sustainable solutions through its social business. For more information, visit www.kiron.ngo.


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Ezinne Uzoije
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ezinne.uzoije@kiron.ngo