Kiron

Alfred P. Sloan Foundation & Kiron – Working together to create digital solutions that enable access to knowledge and education

We know you are committed to strengthening communities by enabling access to education. So are we.

 

Together we can use innovative digital solutions to expand access to quality education in Science and Technology and enhance job-readiness with skill-trainings to help underserved communities and refugees.

Let's join forces to tackle

Digital education for the future of work

Help us to prepare refugees for the 21st-century job market

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Help us to prepare refugees for the 21st-century job market

The future of work is digital and digital literacy and 21st-century skills are vital for labour market integration and success.

That is why Kiron created tailor-made short programs, designed to equip students with the tools they need to succeed in the job market. Our short programs teach students skills such as programming, web design or how to build their own online business and they are among our most widely used features on our digital Kiron Campus. Our students have come far with us, from founding their own startup to starting internships or getting promotions, but together we want to go further. Help us to create even more short programs so that we can prepare refugees for the 21st-century job market.

A strong blended learning and support system

Online and in-person guidance for students

Online and in-person guidance for students

Kiron offers tailored online and in-person guidance to students depending on the goals that they want to achieve, whether they want to go to university or envisage other pathways. Students have access to our online forum, help center, mentoring services and others, as well as in-person office hours and welcome sessions.

As online learning is very new in the region and in Lebanon, and in order to meet our students’ local needs, Kiron proposes a blended education initiative, consisting of a digital learning certificate program and peer-to-peer support components. Students are organized in groups and offered access to study centers in different regions of Lebanon. Students can thus have access to an appropriate study environment, with computers, an internet connection and pursue their online studies with a tutor present to guide them through the course, and give complementary offline academic support.

Digital education for integration

Digital education for integration

Digital education for integration

Arriving in a new country poses particular challenges: orientation in new systems, overcoming language barriers and finding a community are just some examples where Kiron is making a real difference in the lives of refugees and displaced people.

Through Kiron, students have free access to language classes, to courses ranging from business to social work topics, and to a vibrant online community where they find support and advice. By learning new skills, connecting with a community and receiving orientation support, Kiron students can take the first steps towards settling and integrating into their new communities. Support us in expanding our offer and making it available to even more refugees worldwide/in a particular country.

Transforming education access in the Middle East

Help us bringing blended education to communities in the Middle East

Help us bringing blended education to communities in the Middle East

Syria’s neighboring countries are disproportionately affected by the Syrian conflict. That is why Kiron has offices in Amman, Jordan, and Beirut, Lebanon, to provide students with crucial support and our unique blended learning program.

Students can access our courses online but they also have the option of becoming part of our vibrant offline communities by completing certificate programs and participating in our events. Almost 2000 students learn with us in Jordan and Lebanon alone. Through Kiron they were able to found their own business, to access university or to improve their language and community leadership skills. Support our work in Jordan and Lebanon and help us to bring blended education to communities in the Middle East.

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Discover Kiron Campus

On Kiron Campus, our online learning platform, students have access to free online study programs. Here they can also connect with a global student community.

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Let’s create the future together and empower the next generation of change-makers.

Benefits Kiron offers to students:
Language learning support
High-quality courses from top universities
Skill booster programs to prepare for the job market
2 certificate programs running
It was easy to study with Kiron online and everything was accessible. I was able to keep learning while figuring out what to do with myself - Kiron helped me understand my options and take the first steps.
- Kamal, Kiron student

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Kate Muwoki
Head of Donor Relations