PROSPECTS podcast series

Episode 1: Bringing digital skills and jobs for youth in rural areas and refugees in Turkana, Kenya

Audio | 27 November 2023



As the digital transformation increases across the world, so does the need for digital workers.

Finding digital workers is relatively easy in the high-speed internet and cloud-computing world.

But what about areas that are remote, off the grid, and where potential workers are refugees and displaced people? Our guest speaker, June Helderle, Co-founder of the non-profit organization Learning Lions, and a recent Learning Lab panelist, explains how we can empower underserved young people, including those in refugee communities.

June Helderle, co-founder of the non-profit organization Learning Lions. With a Masters in ICT for Development (ICT4D), June has spent the last 15 years devising and deploying ICT strategies in diverse landscapes like Guyana, India, and Kenya. Her efforts are defined by a unique blend of innovation, sustainability, and a passion for creating equitable learning opportunities through technology.

The PROSPECTS Podcast is brought to you by the Opportunity Fund project Opportunity Fund project on the Promotion, inclusion and protection of refugees and host communities in the gig economy, with the generous funding of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.