How Refugees Are Using Technology as a Tool for Education

Koji Pereira ⚡
Aug 16, 2018 · 9 min read
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An aerial view of the Za’atri camp in Jordan for Syrian refugees as seen on July 18, 2013, from a helicopter. [State Department photo/ Public Domain]

The project: Edraak

Refugees in Jordan

Za’atari refugee camp alone has around 79,000 residents, many of whom were originally looking for temporary housing but have been in Jordan for years due to the extended conflict.

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Myself and another volunteer sketched the interviewees during the field study since most of the refugees don’t want to get photographed because of potential persecution in Syria.

Visiting Za’atari refugee camp

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One of my sketches, this one is from the computer lab. Out of the 11 people using the computer lab, only one student was male.
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Another sketch: A Syrian girl who was super invested on taking online classes from the Arizona State University

Edraak solution and how technology and good UX can empower people

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Testing with real kids in Jordan

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Our prototype after 3 weeks

Technology is not “the” answer, but it can help

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Koji Pereira ⚡

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Head of Design, Lyft Business. Vegan. Ex-Google. instagram.com/cells.and.pixels

Google Design

Stories by Googlers on the practice of design and technology. For editorial content and more visit design.google

Koji Pereira ⚡

Written by

Head of Design, Lyft Business. Vegan. Ex-Google. instagram.com/cells.and.pixels

Google Design

Stories by Googlers on the practice of design and technology. For editorial content and more visit design.google

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