In 2015 Belgian teacher Koen Timmers shipped his own laptop to Kakuma Refugee Camp and started to teach refugees via Skype. The camp – based in Kenya – is home to 200,000 refugees who fled from war and hunger in several African countries. 55% of the refugees in Kakuma are children, only half of them attend school.
At this moment the Kakuma Project involves 429 teachers from 65 countries who offer free classes in maths, science and English. It is time to take the project to the next level.
In partnership with the Maggie Program, our own 2 schools – which will be built in Februari 2020 – are shipped to Kakuma. These new schools will allow us to increase the amount of Skype sessions and the number of students who can be taught + local refugees will be trained to become qualified teachers.