Programs at Kiron

Our programs strengthen society by supporting forced migrants, refugees and underserved communities to prepare for the job market
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Kathrin
Project Management
Upskilling

Thrive – Upskilling Program for Women*

Thrive is an upskilling program for forced migrant and refugee women living in Germany, Austria or Switzerland (DACH region) enabling them to gain new skills and job market insights.

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Kathrin
Project Management
Coaching & Mentoring

Wir Für Chancen

With Wir Für Chancen (Together for opportunities), refugees and migrants in Germany, Austria or Switzerland receive 1:1 coaching from skilled professionals to create new networks and receive valuable tips for their job search.

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Sabrina
Learning & Program Design
Coaching & Mentoring

Meine Stärken, meine Zukunft: 1:1 Orientierungscoaching

Meine Stärken, meine Zukunft: 1:1 Orientierungscoaching
(My strengths, my future 1:1 orientation coaching) is an AVGS sponsored program where newcomers in Germany receive coaching to re-orient and gain clarity about what career path to follow.


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Elisa
Education & Community
Coaching & Mentoring

Kiron Mentoring Program

This six to eight-session program for refugees and asylum seekers in Germany and worldwide offers individualized support to help them learn about the job market and workplace norms in their new host country.

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Kathrin
Project Management
Coaching & Mentoring

Linkedin Webinars

Through regular virtual sessions, Kiron learners gain knowledge on topics relevant to entering the German job market. Webinar topics include networking, insights into the German job market, and how to utilise LinkedIn to improve their professional presence and job search success. The webinars always feature a presentation from a LinkedIn employee and some time for Q&A and networking.

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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.

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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.

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December 4, 2019
Scaling study orientation for Kiron students

Scaling personalized study guidance and orientation for refugees? Sounds difficult if you think about some of the experiences from countless preparatory programs and individual counseling sessions that attempt to support refugees on their way to a German university.

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April 30, 2019
Transform through education: Rania's story

Rania is one of our students who took part in these “offline” events in Germany. Rania was a journalist and activist from Egypt.

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October 1, 2018
Transform through education: Wafaa's story

Wafaa is a student who benefited from the Building a Learning Environment for Study Success (BLESS) project, and even sat on the panel discussion group during Women’s Week.

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October 30, 2017
Our partner: Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)

INTEGRAL+ – Integration and participation of refugees in the context of digital teaching and learning scenarios through personalization and scaling

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FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions
What is Kiron Open Higher Education and Kiron Campus?
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Kiron Open Higher Education is an education technology non-profit devoted to providing accessible education to forcibly displaced persons (i.e. refugees, asylum seekers, internally displaced people, stateless people) and certain underserved communities worldwide. Kiron offers access to education through self-paced courses on the Kiron Campus and cohort education programs with the aim for them to strengthen professional skills and improve their livelihoods. The Kiron Campus is a virtual platform where hundreds of self-paced online courses by Kiron and other partners such as Coursera, Kaya, Edraak etc. can be accessed free of charge.

What do I need if I want to study with Kiron?
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You need four basic things to register and start learning with Kiron:

(1) A document that proves your status as a refugee, asylum seeker, internally displaced person, or belonging to a certain  underserved community.
(2) A computer, tablet, or smartphone
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A stable internet connection
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Time to study

Is Kiron available in all countries?
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The Kiron campus is available worldwide. However, due to our partnership with Coursera, a US-based company that has to adhere to US government sanctions, prospective learners from some countries may not be able to access our learning program Coursera for Refugees. Learn more about the countries here.

Does Kiron get me into a university?
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Unfortunately, Kiron does not offer specific support for students to apply to a university and students don’t get admitted to an accredited educational institution by learning with Kiron.

Do I have to pay for courses?
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All courses and offers that you find on Kiron Campus or part of our learning programs are free for Kiron verified students. If you are ever asked to pay for a Kiron service, offer or course, please do not pay but contact us via student-support@kiron.ngo.

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