Rudayna Abdo (WINNER 2017)

“Education is the only thing you can take with you” – Educating refugee children using e-learning

"Young refugees lose their childhood and, with an interrupted
education, their future. Through Thaki, we help give young refugees back hope by providing them
with e-learning tools on donated computers through a model of collaboration."

A daughter of refugees herself, Rudayne has founded the Thaki (Arabic for smart) Foundation with the aim of helping the many displaced children continue their education. The foundation does so by providing “gently used computers”, loading them with links to self-paced educational content, and getting them to young refugees with limited educational resouces. So far, the foundation has reached over 4000 children.

2017: From an Outside Perspective