Equip everyone, regardless of age, gender, education, location, or ability, with culturally relevant digital literacy skills to enable participation in the digital economy.
The world’s 80M refugees face systematic exclusion from economic opportunities, preventing them from building sustainable lives. For the 84% living in developing regions, this exclusion creates structural aid dependency that causes the majority to live below $1.90/ day. Refugees are left in flux and lack the tools to break this vicious cycle. Simultaneously, an unmet demand for digital freelancers has caused the online freelance market to grow 50% in the past three years, with an estimated 56M online freelancers globally. Waer waters create pathways for refugee self-reliance through a scalable training program, connecting refugees to digital freelance jobs through its non-exclusive partner network of employers and freelance platforms. Locally contextualized training can be adapted for communities globally, and training trainers builds a lasting community resource. Waer waters have no prerequisites, taking those lacking any digital skills to a level at which they can independently earn an income within 6 months.
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