SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP

How to become a changemaker

A blended learning certificate course for young refugees - Starting 25 June, 2018

Amman, Jordan

The course taught me how to deliver what I want to change in society
— Sky School Graduate
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About the course

This course explores how you can establish projects that make social change in your community. You will learn about the attributes that make a successful social entrepreneur, and work with others to develop and implement projects in your community.

What you will learn on the course

  • Develop your understanding of social entrepreneurship and build the skills to become a social entrepreneur

  • Build a project that addresses an issue in your community, which may also continue after the course has ended

  • Gain a certificate in Social Entrepreneurship from Sky School, in partnership with UWC South East Asia, an international school in Singapore

  • Become part of the Sky School community of young social innovators and changemakers

Please note: that this is a stand-alone course and will not lead to a full high school diploma.

Duration and timings

The course takes place over 10 weeks: each week, you will study for 10 hours per week, 6 hours in person with a class and with the help of a facilitator, and 4 hours per week online.

Language

The course materials will be in English. Face-to-face sessions will take place in English and other languages as relevant.

What you will learn on the course

  • Develop your understanding of peace building at a local and global scale
  • Become an effective peacebuilder
  • Build a project that addresses an issue in your community, which may also continue after the course has ended
  • Improve your ability to write and communicate in English
  • Develop valuable skills and knowledge, including peace theory, project management, planning, digital literacy, facilitation, teamwork and communication.
  • Gain a certificate in Social Entrepreneurship from Sky School, in partnership with UWC South East Asia, an international school in Singapore
  • Join a community of young peacebuilders around the world

Please note: this is a stand-alone course and will not lead to a full high school diploma.

Who can join

This course is designed for young people who are interested in learning to become social entrepreneurs and changemakers in their community.

You can apply for this course if you:

  • Are living in Amman, Jordan; Athens, Greece or Kakuma Camp, Kenya
  • Are aged 16 - 26 years old
  • Are not currently enrolled in or having previously completed a higher education programme;
  • Are interested in becoming a peacebuilder in your community
  • Are able to read, write and speak in English. We are looking for people who have an intermediate level (B1), and who are eager to learn. You do not need to be fluent in English;
  • Are able to access a smartphone, tablet or computer for 6 hours per week.

How to apply

To apply, click on your location below to find out more and apply. 

The deadline to apply is 18 June, 2018.