[Video 453] Karen E. Fisher and Katya Yefimova: Future Builders — Magical Devices and Start-ups by Syrian Youth at the UNHCR Za’atari Refugee Camp

The civil war currently taking place in Syria has cost many lives, and has created a huge number of refugees. Many of these refugees are now living in a refugee camp at Za’atari, in neighboring Jordan. Under circumstances that range from difficult to grave, is it reasonable to think that young people can get an education, let alone a technical education that’ll enable them to create high-tech devices and applications? In this talk, Karen E. Fisher and Katya Yefimova describe their efforts to do just that — teaching, facilitating, and encouraging these young refugees to create new things, to collaborate with their peers, and to create things that can help themselves and others.

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