IAP 2021: Designing online curriculum for the Horizon Center unaccompanied refugee minors program

UROP Title: Designing online curriculum for the Horizon Center unaccompanied refugee minors program

Term UROP is offered: IAP 2021

Compensation: MIT Students Paid ($13/hour) or Credit. Non-MIT students - Credit only.

Location: Remote

Supervisor: Heewon Lee


Project Description

This project supports the Faros Horizon Center (Vocational and Innovation Center) for refugee youth and women in Athens, Greece. The Horizon Center was closed from March through July 2020 because of the pandemic, necessitating a major restructuring of the program. During this time, MIT D-Lab ran an online class with the beneficiaries via Facebook, WhatsApp, and YouTube. The center reopened in August but the government recently shut down all the public schools due to the increased number of COVID-19 cases again.

We are looking for an MIT student who can help us create design activities/curriculum for the Horizon Center Boys online program. All activities will be co-created with MIT D-Lab staff and Horizon Center design instructors. 

Activities

  • Work with the D-Lab staff and Horizon Center design instructors to build the online design curriculum for the boys program that focuses on vocational skills, creative thinking, design process, and building soft skills.

Deliverables

  • Develop curriculum including 8-10 activities for the Horizon Center Boys Program.
  • All activities require an instruction guide and a video or photo tutorial.
  • Training the boys program staff on the new design activities

More information: MIT D-Lab Humanitarian Innovation Program

Prerequisites

Applicants should have an interest and some experience relevant to the project.

Compensation

This is a paid position at $13/hour up to a maximum of $1,820 for the IAP period. The intern should be able to commit to working 20 to 40 hours per week over the course of IAP, from January 4 through January 29, 2021.

Apply

Interested candidates should email Heewon Lee for next steps.