Trampoline: Ideas into Action! is a free 12-week program for people who have an idea for a collective, business, non-profit, campaign, or initiative that will address problems faced by refugee and migrant communities.
Your ideas matter. Join a group of people helping to bring your ideas to life by building networks, connecting you to resources, asking tough questions, and celebrating your vision.
As a part of RADIUS’ Refugee Livelihood Lab, this program uses a community learning process to generate solutions to barriers and opportunities for thriving migrant livelihoods.
We do this through:
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We are looking for people who have ideas for addressing problems faced by refugee and migrant communities. We invite you to apply if…
Using a migrant justice lens, participants will be expected to conduct community conversations throughout the duration of the program to engage with target populations and potential users of an initiative or business. You will be given guidance on best practices for community engagement, financial access, market analysis, and more.
In this 12-week program, you will have:
The Refugee Livelihood Lab Trampoline: Ideas Into Action! will be stewarded by the following team of individuals. This team will also invite a variety of guests from the local community:
Shikhank has been actively involved in the social impact space academically and professionally for a number of years in areas of social innovation, impact investing, education, and sustainability.
His journey to grow and learn led him from his home in the vibrant city of Delhi in Northern India to North America over ten years ago. During this time, Shikhank has been grateful for the communities that he has been a part of, his own lived experiences, and the shared knowledge of those around him for helping him better his understanding of the world in all its brilliance and juxtapositions. Over the years, Shikhank has collaborated with various impact organizations – nonprofits, universities, and social enterprises – in roles and projects related to strategic planning, community engagement, capacity building, and research.
It brings Shikhank utmost joy when he is able to help individuals and groups facing a sticky issue related to an idea or a project have the “a-ha” moments where they are able to figure out a path forward.
Nada El Masry
Born and raised in Dubai (UAE), Yara is a Palestinian refugee who had felt detached from her ‘home’ in the Gaza Strip for the longest time. Now, having spent years contemplating and unlearning colonial narratives, she considers the meaning of statelessness, as well as how systems of power co-opt and shape refugee experiences. Prior to settling on unceded Coast Salish lands, Yara worked at the Delma Institute in Abu Dhabi as a MENA research analyst and as the deputy advisor and project coordinator for the UAE Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development. She completed her MA in International Studies at Simon Fraser University, where she was a Researcher for the Centre for Comparative Muslim Studies. In her spare time, Yara enjoys reading sci-fi, listening to heavy metal, and walking for long hours to nowhere in particular.
If you have any questions, please email Project Manager, Refugee Livelihood Lab, Yara Younis at email@example.com.