About the project
Millions of refugees and displaced children do not have access to quality education. Shut out of the classroom, they have little hope of a better future. Thaki – which means “smart” in Arabic – aims to unlock the potential of refugee children by offering them access to digital literacy.
Thaki collects used computers, donated by companies that no longer need them, loads them with high-quality, interactive and multilingual educational software and content available off-line, and installs them in computer labs in schools that cater to refugees and vulnerable learners. Thaki has also created a Training Digital Toolkit for teachers to help make the most of their content and make sure the computers are used in lessons. The kit includes courses, resources and lesson plans, in Arabic and English, and covers topics such as climate change, coding, and the UN Sustainable Development Goals, as well as traditional curriculum subjects.