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:
Applications for the 2021-22 Trampoline Cohort are now closed. To be notified when we are accepting applications for the next Trampoline cohort, sign up here for email updates.
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 in a variety of guests from the local community:
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.