Pop Up Learning education

Giving access to learning for children fleeing violence

Pop-Up Learning is a computer-assisted learning program, aimed to mobilize quickly and efficiently on the onset of crisis.
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Displacement Insurance

Displacement insurance disburses funds for swift life-saving action during crises, with an overall aim to make humanitarian aid more agile.

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resettlement

Resettlement Finance

In this new model for refugee resettlement finance, a self-sustaining fund provides countries with finance for refugee resettlement, and is replenished as refugees fuel economic growth.

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resettlement

Placement Algorithm

U.S.

Airbel is piloting and scaling an innovative machine learning algorithm developed by the Stanford University Immigration Policy Lab that matches refugees in areas where they are likely to thrive when...

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education

Pop Up Learning

Bangladesh

Pop-Up Learning is a computer-assisted learning program, aimed to mobilize quickly and efficiently on the onset of crisis.

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employment

Trade Accelerator

Focused support for Jordanian businesses to foster rapid growth and help them tap into the European market and hire refugees to do so.

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This project became inactive following the Generate Solutions phase

nutrition

Virtual Baby

This portable game would let children earn points for raising a happy baby, teaching them about sexual health and nutrition.

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This project became inactive following the Generate Solutions phase

resettlement

Ask Laila

A hotline, SMS, and web-based service to help resettled refugees get quick answers from a trusted local source - in their own language.

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This project became inactive following the Prototype phase

nutrition

Sprout

Niger

Over 16 million children under the age of 3 are afflicted by severe acute malnutrition. To pinpoint the most impactful prevention methods, Sprout is experimenting with 3 distinct approaches.

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education

Spark

Tanzania

Spark creates alternative learning spaces outside of refugee camp schools to practice play-based learning and social-emotional skills with primary school children.

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This project became inactive following the Prototype phase

resettlement

Caseworker Communications

United States

In partnership with Twilio.org, Airbel is developing an SMS-based system to streamline communication between caseworkers and newly-settled refugees as they adapt to their new lives in the United States.

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education

Coach Everu

Tanzania

Coach Erevu is a digital coaching program that aims to build the social emotional skills of teachers through weekly peer-to-peer video clubs, timely habit triggers, and bite-sized teaching materials

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nutrition

Low-Literacy Malnutrition Tools

South Sudan

In hard-to-reach areas local community health workers are key to treating malnourished children. Commonly used tools for diagnosing and treating malnutrition have been adapted to meet the needs of workers...

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This project graduated following the Pilot phase

employment

Match

Jordan

Working to counter the high rates of unemployment that follow mass displacement, the Match project in Jordan is testing a set of new innovations for placing vulnerable populations and refugees...

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education

Sesame Seeds

In this historic effort, IRC and Sesame Workshop help children whose lives have been uprooted by the Syrian war to build brighter futures.

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This project graduated following the Pilot phase

education

Tunakujenga

Tanzania

Tunakujenga is a family learning program that empowers caregivers to learn and practice social and emotional learning activities with their children at home.

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safety

Becoming One

Uganda

Becoming One is a counseling program designed to bring couples closer and prevent intimate partner violence. The program is delivered in partnership with local faith leaders, who guide couples through...

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safety

Modern Man

Liberia

Modern Man is a mobile messaging campaign that engages men with an aspirational and positive masculine identity to prevent intimate partner violence. It sends SMS messages to men who have...

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33 million children are displaced from their homes because of humanitarian crises. Almost 40% of those children do not have access to formal education. Between funding gaps, political challenges, and poor-to-nonexistent access to educators, it can take months or years for a child to receive adequate education. During this period in a displaced child’s life, education is critical to reducing trauma and stress, creating stability, and generating positive norms around going to school.

Within weeks of a crisis onset and at a low cost-per-child, Pop-Up Learning can deliver locally-relevant, tablet-based learning that fosters emotional support, literacy and numeracy for primary school-aged learners.

Pop-Up adapts to the varying needs of displaced children around the world, including different educational levels and languages.

How it works:

Pop-Up partners with community leaders to transform existing safe spaces, like homes and community centers, into temporary classrooms.  We identify, recruit, and empower community members to oversee primary school-aged children, and we provide tablets for children to use Pop-Up Learning to develop key competencies.

First step:

We will begin testing in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, primarily with those displaced by the Rohingya crisis.

Pop-Up aims to fill the critical educational gaps in a displaced child’s life, providing some sense of normalcy, continuity and critical foundational skills while formal education is being established. This product will make it possible to rapidly deploy learning programs in emergencies where no formal education is available and in a way that supports an eventual transition to formal schools.

October 2018 | Pop-Up Learning Supporter Dinner

An information session and dinner for Pop-Up Learning supporters and those interested in participating in the seed investment round.

September 2018 | Pop-Up Learning Feasibility Study in Bangladesh

The feasibility study concluded that Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh met the conditions to serve as a site to prototype Pop-Up Learning.

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We develop new solutions to better serve people suffering the effects of conflict and crisis.