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PeaceBuilders in Somalia

PeaceBuilders in Somalia

Since I joined the team at Open Learning Exchange (OLE) in November, I have been immersed in launching PeaceBuilders in Somalia––a program that aims to empower refugees and the communities in which they resettle. Nine years ago, I was lucky to begin my career at Denver South High School, a school that specializes in services…

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Fireside Chat between Richard and Tim Rowe

Take a few minutes (12 more or less) and enjoy listening to father and son. Dr. Richard Rowe, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Open Learning Exchange and Tim Rowe, Founder and CEO, CIC (fka Cambridge Innovation Center) speak candidly and only as father and son can, about Richard’s life story and how he came to found OLE. …

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A Season of Awards for OLE

A Season of Awards for OLE

OLE, Selected as an MIT Solver! After signing an agreement with the Ministry of Education in Madagascar to scale OLE’s Personal Learning Toolkit to all eight million school aged children in that country, in September, we were selected by MIT Solve to be among 20 finalists––chosen from hundreds of Challenge proposals––for one of the best solutions…

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Young Somali Refugees Tell Their Stories

Young Somali Refugees Tell Their Stories

Children and youth make up half of all refugee populations worldwide. In other words, 50 million young people are living displaced and disrupted lives, facing indignities and insecurities daily, lacking the promise of hopeful future. Education is a key factor in bring about positive change in the context of this crisis. Open Learning Exchange (OLE)…

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OLE partners with Travis

OLE partners with Travis

OLE partners with Travis the Translator Massachusetts / The Netherlands In pursuit of its social mission, Travis, a company creating cutting edge voice translation devices, has partnered up with the Open Learning Exchange (OLE), an organization providing learning opportunities for people in emerging economies. When customers pre-order a Travis the Translator device for themselves, they can now…

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Planet Health Pilot in Uganda

Planet Health Pilot in Uganda

Press Release The Open Learning Exchange and Massachusetts General Hospital Global Medicine are pleased to announce an initial round of funding from the Yahoo Employee Foundation for the Planet Health Pilot in Uganda. The Pilot will be carried out in cooperation with Mbarara University of Science and Technology (MUST) and The Bugoye Health Clinic III…

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Tiger Girls — Harvard Evaluation Update

Tiger Girls — Harvard Evaluation Update

Tiger Girls The TIGER Project (These Inspiring Girls Enjoy Reading) is a project of OLE International being carried out in partnership with UNHCR and International Relief & Development with generous support from UNHCR Innovation. The goal of the TIGER project is to demonstrate and document the effectiveness of an innovative and scalable community ­based approach to…

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OLE Teams with Harvard to Evaluate the TIGER Girls Program at Za’atari Camp

In mid-June a four-member team from the Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE) and the Open Learning Exchange (OLE) will visit the Za’atari refugee camp in Jordan to evaluate the progress of an innovative community education initiative called the TIGER Girls Program. The TIGER program (These Inspiring Girls Enjoy Reading) is being implemented in partnership with…

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OLE and IEA Announce Partnership Agreement

OLE and IEA Announce Partnership Agreement

The Open Learning Exchange (OLE) is proud to announce an exciting new partnership agreement with the International Education Association (IEA) in Lebanon. OLE and IEA are joining together across a number of program areas in the Middle East and North Africa beginning with our work at the Za’atari refugee camp in cooperation with UNHCR Innovation….

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