This project allows Kiron to broaden its offers by supporting students who are considering a return to their country of origin. Kiron offers digital learning opportunities to refugees to prepare for a successful academic or professional pathway in their future career. Within the framework of this project, Kiron focused mainly on identifying the needs of our students, on further developing the Kiron Campus and on the Kiron curriculum. As a consequence, we steadily improved our platform according to our student needs. The project is part of a variety of pilot projects within the BMZ-program. The pilot projects are accompanied by an advisory board together with the German Federal Ministry of the Interior, the German Federal Office for Migration and Refugees and the German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development amongst others.
During the project, Kiron supports students in Germany who are considering to return to their home countries and who are looking for higher education courses to better their chances at the job market. The project made it possible for Kiron to focus on new target groups in Germany and to diversify its curriculum. Kiron now offers additional courses that provide relevant professional skills. Through intensive exchange with the new target group, Kiron was able to understand its students’ needs better and to adapt its program.