The Refugee Learning Accelerator supports engineers and computer scientists from the Middle East to create technologies for refugee learners. We provide access to learning, mentorship, and funding. We are not a typical accelerator: we're more interested in supporting a community of innovators to learn and explore together, than in launching the next billion dollar company.

The Accelerator is a project of the Media Lab Learning Initiative. The Media Lab is an antidisciplinary research lab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology that designs technologies for people to create a better future.


For any questions not answered here, please email refugeelearning [at]

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Contacts for each team are listed in the workshop portfolio here. You may also reach out to us directly for help with contacting a team.
Certainly! We're happy to share our experience and materials, which are all openly licensed under CC BY.