Welcome to the education and skills-training resource guide for NGOs working with refugees in Greece and other locations. This set of materials is curated by NetHope’s NLG Tech Task Force with the support from Microsoft, HP Foundation, Coursera, Udemy, and Worldreader. We hope you will find the resources useful in your work with refugees. If you are interested in contributing additional education assets, have needs for other types of resources, or would like to partner in other ways, please contact Leila Toplic.


Microsoft Resources for Refugees provides free technology training and curriculum resources for humanitarian organizations who are working to deliver IT skills training through livelihood programs. These materials are intended to help refugees gain digital literacy and computer science skills.


Created by the HP Foundation, HP LIFE offers a portfolio of 27 courses that are available for free in seven languages. This open resource is designed to help users improve business skills and digital literacy, start or grow a business, and gain skills for a current or new job.


Coursera for Refugees provides over 1,000 live classes including hundreds of specializations and career-relevant courses such as English for Business & Entrepreneurship (University of Pennsylvania), Career Success (University of California, Irvine), and Python for Everybody (University of Michigan). 


Udemy is an online learning platform utilized by over 15 million students who are mastering new skills and achieving their goals by learning from a library of over 45,000 courses taught by expert instructors in areas that include marketing and business. Many of the courses are available free of charge.


Worldreader provides free access to a digital library with more than 40,000 carefully curated ebooks from around the world. Refugee children, youth, and adults can access a diverse set of fiction and nonfiction books in 43 languages on a mobile device. Try Worldreader's mobile platform.



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Photo Credit: Danish Refugee Council

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