Education  Spain Project #54660

Ojala! Spanish learning app for refugees

by Action for Education
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Ojala! Spanish learning app for refugees
Ojala! Spanish learning app for refugees
Ojala! Spanish learning app for refugees
Ojala! Spanish learning app for refugees
Ojala! Spanish learning app for refugees
Ojala! Spanish learning app for refugees
Ojala! Spanish learning app for refugees
Ojala! Spanish learning app for refugees
Ojala! Spanish learning app for refugees

Summary

Ojala! is the first app to learn Spanish for people on the move. Offering courses in languages such as Wolof, which are not offered by existing apps and to people limited literacy, it can be an essential tool for migrants and refugees on the Canary Islands to access social and legal services and the labor market, as well as for integration into the local society. Beyond disseminating and improving the app, the team will train local teachers on the Canaries to teach Spanish as a foreign language.

$16,900
total goal
$14,678
remaining
20
donors
3
monthly donors
10
months

Challenge

Every year, several thousand refugees and migrants arrive on the Canary Islands after a treacherous journey. There they are staying in makeshift camps, often with a lack of access to essential services, education or even translators. Local communities that want to support people on the move often don't have the means to communicate with people who mostly speak languages such as Wolof or Arabic. Existing language learning apps don't allow to learn Spanish from those languages and require literacy

Solution

Ojala! The project we are developing provides unique language learning opportunities for refugees and migrants arriving to the Canary Islands, Spain and further afield. The creation of the app Ojala! allows migrants and refugees to learn Spanish from a base of their native languages and establishes the means for quality communication in new environments. Training local teachers to teach Spanish as a foreign language will further provide empowerment and integration to migrants and locals alike

Long-Term Impact

Once introduced and successfully tested in the field, Ojala! can be expanded with more courses as well as more languages. After the original implementation, the app has the potential of becoming a key factor in language learning for people on the move across Europe.

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Organization Information

Action for Education

Location: Chios - Greece
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @Action4Edu
Project Leader:
Basil Roth
Chios, Chios Greece
$2,222 raised of $16,900 goal
 
42 donations
$14,678 to go
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