One-line solution summary:
Re-Skilling Refugees & Connecting them to Opportunities that Pay
Pitch your solution.
At StepUp.One, We are Reskilling Refugees on mature UNHCR camps in Social Media Marketing and connecting them to global opportunities that pay. Now anyone of us can step up by giving them a job and make these reskilled refugees an extension of their social media team. For long, we have made them more dependent by giving them aid but with a marketable skill, access to identity and access to real opportunities that pay, we give them Hope. Let's democratize wealth starting from ground zero.
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What specific problem are you solving?
We have been able to successfully skill and employ refugees inside a refugee camp for over 2 years now. The idea is to extend the "Skilling at the bottom of the pyramid" to this challenge.
What is your solution?
We have 2 parts to our solution.
The first part is Skilling. We are able to reskill our participants within a 8 week period on our methodology, robotic tools and the step by step guide to follow to execute their future jobs. We have been able to prescribe the steps so that everyone can learn irrespective of individual capacity.
The second part is finding them Jobs. We are able to showcase their portfolio of projects that they did as a part of their training to get them jobs.
Who does your solution serve, and in what ways will the solution impact their lives?
We are targetign the bottom of the pyramid across the world.
Based on our research, the bottom of the pyramid is the most voracious consumer of social media.
All we do with our methodology is to change them from consumers to producers.
Then we make them realize how making such a small change can make such great impact for their clients.
Which dimension of the Challenge does your solution most closely address?Increase access to high-quality, affordable learning, skill-building, and training opportunities for those entering the workforce, transitioning between jobs, or facing unemployment
Explain how the problem, your solution, and your solution’s target population relate to the Reimagining Pathways to Employment in the US Challenge and your selected dimension.
We were able to prove that our solution worked in the refugee camp environment where there is a dearth of pretty much everything - right from electricity to internet to wifi to a safe space to work. We have no selection criteria and many have not had any formal education whatsoever. Some of them could not even speak English properly.
Despite these dramatic challenges, we were able to skill them with top-end tools and platforms, produce high quality outputs and amplified their work through AI and Automation.
In what city, town, or region is your solution team headquartered?London, UK
In which US state(s) will you be operating within the next year?
What is your solution’s stage of development?Pilot: An organization deploying a tested product, service, or business model in at least one community
Who is the team lead for your solution?
How many people work on your solution team?
Mohamed Anis - Founder
Simran Suri - Digital Marketing
Bibek Borah - Principal Technology Architect
Karthicraja Gopalakrishnan - Principal Technology Architect
Kristine Pearson - Critical Thinking, Client Communications
Ashma Mohamed - Mental Training
Fatuma Mahad - Technology and Operations Leader
Deraso Dokhale - Legal
Taylor Henderson - Head of Media and Partnerships
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: What is your approach to building a diverse, equitable, and inclusive organization?
We have a massive diversity already in the team.
British Indian - 10
African - 10
British African - 1
Indian - 4
US - 4
- Mohamed Anis Stepup.One