In partnership with UN/NGO agencies and conflict-affected youth, Pluralsight One has created a digital learning solution designed to support tech skills development and earning pathways for young people in the MENA region. The Solution is designed to support regionally relevant pathways to dignified employment by providing curated, high quality content from Pluralsight’s portfolio of over 6,000 courses translated into 102 languages. It enables learners to acquire in-demand skills, relevant in the locations where they live, and for the global digital economy.
Pluralsight One solution offers offline and mobile functionality, subtitles, transcripts, and onboarding for program staff and humanitarian workers. Content channels are curated to map to regional economic opportunities identified by NGO partners.
Language functionality, skill assessment, and proficiency measurement tools,analytics for tracking platform usage and learning outcomes are all built into the solution program.
In collaboration with UNICEF, this solution has been tested with youth across Lebanon. In Jordan, this solution has been tested in collaboration with Mercy Corps. This began as an NLG Tech Task Force collaboration with the goal to make the fully-developed solution available to all NLG UN/NGO agencies and scale it across the MENA region.
Location: Jordan, Lebanon, plan to expand to MENA region via NLG’s partner agencies.
Abdulrahman Ayash, is a 21 years Syrian, who has been living in Jordan since 2012. Abdulrahman has diploma in graphic design, founded of many youth initiatives and currently volunteers as a mentor with "Nubader: Adolescents and Youth Advancement in Jordan" project of Mercy Corps. Abdulrahman is a freelance graphic designer for small and emerging enterprises and keen to learn through online learning platforms. PlurasightOne enabled him to enhance his knowledge and skills in design.
Nada Ibrahim, has Bachelors Degree in Computer Information Systems, and has worked as a social worker since 2009 with experience working with private sector. Currently Nada is the Program Manager at Athar Association for Youth Development with the aim to create a supportive environment for youth workers as well as young people by raising their abilities and ensure best use of psycho-social support lens in all activities provided within the association. Nada has passion for Graphic Design being an enthusiastic self learner utilizing online leaning platforms.
Lindsey Kneuven is Chief Impact Officer for enterprise technology skills platform Pluralsight, Inc. (NASDAQ: PS) and Executive Director of the company’s social enterprise, Pluralsight One. In this role, Kneuven will lead the company's philanthropic initiatives, implementing strategies that align Pluralsight's product, culture, community, people and brand to make a meaningful impact on the way the world learns. As Executive Director of Pluralsight One, she manages all aspects of the social enterprise, including partnerships, grants and product development.
Prior to joining Pluralsight, she was Chief Impact Officer for Cotopaxi, a Utah-based outdoor gear company with a social mission at its core. She led the organization’s global philanthropic strategy which included all giving, supply chain initiatives, and employee engagement. She was recognized by Utah Business as one of 30 Women to Watch and by the Community Foundation of Utah as an Enlightened 50.
She serves on the Utah Lieutenant Governor’s Commission on Community Engagement as well as several nonprofit boards. Lindsey formerly directed global grant making, strategic planning, and large-scale employee engagement programs for a portfolio of multi-national corporations, including: Oracle, Juniper Networks and Singularity University at Silicon Valley Community Foundation (SVCF). With over $7.3 billion in assets under management and over $823 million granted in 2015 alone, SVCF is the largest community foundation in the world. While there, Lindsey led the organization’s work on human trafficking and wrote a grant-funded white paper on human trafficking in Silicon Valley that earned her the Leigh Stillwell Award for Excellence.
Lindsey also has extensive experience in international development and nonprofit management, having spent a number of years working in East Africa to develop and implement a primary school literacy model with Nuru International as their Senior Education Program Director. Before Nuru, Lindsey served as the Global Grants Manager for the Salesforce Foundation where she oversaw the strategy, programming and success of multimillion dollar granting initiatives for four years. She has been active in international and domestic poverty alleviation initiatives for over 15 years.