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Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Refugess Can Now Take Online Classes For Free

Refugees Around the World Can Now Take Online Classes for Free

Amy X. Wang | June 19, 2016

Of the myriad troubles that come with being displaced from one’s home country, losing educational credentials may seem small. But it isn’t. Refugees who resettle in other countries often find themselves unable to continue on their previous career path due to a new set of employer standards or skills requirements.
The US State Department is posing a solution: online learning.
Today (June 20) the State Department will announce a partnership with online education platform Coursera that allows refugees around the world to take thousands of online courses for free. “Coursera for Refugees” will work like this: Nonprofit groups that support refugees in any country, as well as individual refugees, can apply for fully funded access to Coursera’s course catalog—meaning they’ll be able to take all of the platform’s classes and also skip the costs of obtaining professional certificates from them. 

"Worldwide displacement hits all-time high as war and persecution increase. One in every 122 humans is now either a refugee, internally displaced, or seeking asylum." (June 18, 2015) Source:

<more at; related articles and links: (Coursera for Refugees. Transforming Lives through Universal Access to World-Class Education) and (Coursera for Refugees Launches for World Refugee Day. June 20, 2016)>

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