About the Project

Millions of Syrian refugee children lack access to education and risk becoming a lost generation.

Rumie launched #LearnSyria in 2015 to bring free digital education to these millions of refugee children. #LearnSyria was inspired by Rumie’s successful project in Liberia during the Ebola crisis, which showed that Rumie’s affordable, customizable, and portable tablets are easily adaptable in humanitarian crises.

Working with local partners and thousands of skilled volunteers online, Rumie built a full digital Syrian curriculum for children from grades 1-12 for autonomous learning. Rumie loaded this content onto its learning tablets that work fully offline and asynchronously collect impact data, and deployed them through local partners in Turkey.

Seeing extremely positive initial impact led Rumie to crowdfund for thousands more tablets for Syrian refugees. #LearnSyria has since expanded to Lebanon. Rumie aims to form more partnerships in the region to bring this affordable, portable and customized learning tool to more children in need.


April 24, 2019 (last update 09-19-2019)