Brussels, March 16, 2020 (UNESCO). In a report entitled “A Lifeline to learning: leveraging mobile technology to support education for refugees”, UNESCO addresses the challenges related to educational levels of refugees and outlines insights that can provide guidance for future implementation of mobile learning initiatives.

 

The report identifies a diverse range of mobile learning projects and practices from across all continents, designed for early childhood to higher education, low and high-income settings, urban and rural environments, and situations before, during and after refugees flee their homes. 

 

Also, it highlights the integration of mobile social media and mobile instant messaging spaces in educational designs. These simple platforms, which are increasingly available to refugees across a wide range of settings, can help promote refugee participation in digital education courses by reaching learners who have previously been excluded from such opportunities.

 

According to the UN Refugee Agency, there are 25.9 million refugees in the world – the highest ever seen, over half of whom are under the age of 18.

 

Click here to read the full report.