Catalogue of Initiatives
- Language learning
- Social inclusion
- information services –for integration into society
- employment services – to help integrate people economically
- communication and networking skills – to educate and enable people to re-use skills for developing their home countries
After launching its first product in 2015, the company assessed that Funzi could to contribute the growing information need among asylum seekers in Europe. The idea was that asylum seekers could have easy access to basic information on integration. The first course package for asylum seekers was lunched in Finland, which contains learning material on communications and how to work in the food industry.
|Type of Resource||Other online course / App / Platform aggregating digital resources|
|Purpose||Social inclusion/civic engagement / Employability / Language learning|
|Online or Blended||Online|
|Learning objectives||Assist students and individuals world-wide in integrating into to society and finding a job, via dynamic and user-friendly certified mobile learning.|
|Target group||Migrants and refugees in Finland and globally (with a focus on Sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle East).|
|Evaluation results/ monitoring plan||Funzi has delivered free learning to over 600 000 people globally.|
|Recognition or certification of learning||Badges are awarded at the end of the course.|
|Financing and sustainability model||Funzi is open source, and also accessible without data costs via internet.org in 7 countries.
Students have to pay for the badge they receive, which is a way of generating income. However, this could be paid by the employer or other partners in society. The idea is to encourage a partnering model to reduce costs for the student and also link them to possible employers.
Partners include IOM Estonia, Welcome to Sweden. Funzi is starting to work with UNUPS, a-women owned business in Jordan and collaborating with Jobberman, the large job search website in Africa.
|Contact Person||Aape Pohjavirta|