We are pleased to announce that Sirin Selçuk, who was a fellow in the Young Scholars Program, receives one of this year's Klaus J. Jacobs Awards. He brings learning opportunities to refugee children from Syria, through innovative methods using online videogames.
Game-based learning is an effective, cost-efficient way to teach refugee children much needed skills, including cognitive skills, language skills, and the essential 21st century skill, coding. Sirin's Project Hope has demonstrated that providing a structured environment gives distressed refugee children the safety, connection, and learning necessary to imagine a better future for themselves, thereby improving their hopefulness.
Selcuk Sirin receives one of ten 2018 Klaus J. Jacobs Awards for social innovation and engagement. Find out more.