Duolingo commits to UNHCR’s 15×30 pledge at Global Refugee Forum

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Duolingo commits to UNHCR’s 15×30 pledge at Global Refugee Forum
Duolingo commits to UNHCR’s 15×30 pledge at Global Refugee Forum

PITTSBURGH — We are happy to announce that representatives from the Duolingo English Test (DET) might be attending this 12 months’s Global Refugee Forum at the Palexpo in Geneva, Switzerland, from December 13 to 15.

In line with our dedication to bettering entry to high quality training for all, Duolingo is proud to endorse the UNHCR’s 15 by 30 pledge. This bold purpose seeks to improve refugee enrollment in increased training to 15% by 2030. This dedication comes at a time when solely 7% of refugees worldwide are ready to entry increased training.

As a part of this endeavor, the DET has partnered with the UNHCR to launch the Duolingo University Access Program. This program goals to create improved pathways to increased training for refugee college students. It affords one-on-one steering and help with the college and monetary help software processes, in addition to immigration and visa processes.

In order to have fun these efforts, the DET took middle stage at Times Square, New York to showcase this shared dedication of fostering instructional alternatives and empowering refugees on their educational journey. In a spectacular show, billboards featured the faces of chosen students, who embody resilience, potential, and the facility of training. This epitomizes DET’s mission in the direction of making a brighter future by means of accessible and inclusive training.

Duolingo commits to UNHCR’s 15×30 pledge at Global Refugee Forum

As part of this endeavor 25 excessive performing refugee college students from India, Iraq, and South Africa have been ready to get entry to world class training internationally. As part of this initiative two Rohingya college students from India have been granted pupil visas in Canada, that is unprecedented and the primary time visas like this have been granted. These sensible college students have the potential to be mental powerhouses at their future universities. To assist guarantee their profitable outcomes, DET’s program director, Laura Kaub, in partnership with native UNHCR operations, has supplied bespoke recommendation.

We are excited to announce {that a} second cohort of Scholars has not too long ago been chosen for this system. These college students have already begun the method of exploring their best-fit college pathways for Fall 2024 enrollment.

Our dedication to the UNHCR’s 15 by 30 pledge, and the enlargement of the Duolingo University Access Program, is a mirrored image of our mission to make training accessible to everybody. We imagine that each particular person deserves the chance to study and develop, and we’re dedicated to breaking down the obstacles that stop individuals from reaching their full potential.

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