Vote NOW for 'Kiron' to help refugees access online education!

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    February 24, 2016

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    February 24, 2016

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Kiron, a global, scalable solution that gives Syrian refugees the opportunity to access higher education and realize their entrepreneurial and research potential, is asking for your support in the Google Impact Challenge, which seeks to empower startups creating social change and award them a cash prize ranging from €10,000 to €500,000.
 
Out of thousands of applicants, 200 local ideas and 10 flagship projects will be chosen based on public voting, by Wednesday, February 24. Every competitor will have up to three votes awarded, with each of the winners awarded €10,000 to realize their ideas. 
 
Cast your vote here.
 
About Kiron

Kiron's education program is just one part of their services. Their network of innovative educational, entrepreneurial, and research initiatives is aimed at targeting the broader issues of migration and developing pedagogy in the digital age. 

Kiron Ventures supports two types of startups: those launched by refugees to realize a business idea, and those that provide innovative solutions to the global refugee crisis. It provides business mentoring as well as access to a network of social investors, entrepreneurs, professionals and government members. They also offer technological support and co-working spaces, delivered in partnership with other top startup incubator programs across Europe.

Kiron's educational vision is not just about providing online courses, and not limited to its current application to the refugee crisis. Rather, their vision is of a new learning environment that is more accessible, more human-centred, and more supportive of personal growth. 

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