This Pair Is Working To Integrate Refugees Into Parisian Employment And Community - Konexio - #680
Never miss another interview! Join Devin here: http://bit.ly/joindevin. Jean Guo, CEO, and Binta Jammeh, COO, of Konexio are working to provide digital skills training to improve the educational and career potential to some of the 200,000 refugees living in Paris. Just as important, they are strategically helping them to connect to the broader Paris community to help them fully integrate into their new community. Launched less than two years ago, Konexio is already showing results, with most of the participants reporting that they use the skills they learned. Almost three quarters report getting jobs! Interview with Jean Guo, the CEO, co-founder of Konexio. The following is the pre-interview with Jean Guo. Be sure to watch the recorded interview above. What is the problem you solve and how do you solve it? The problem that Konexio seeks to solve is the pressing issue of integration and employment for vulnerable populations, notably refugees and migrants. This problem revolves around three key facts: There are currently 65 million displaced persons globally. In France, where Konexio operates, there are over 200,000 refugees and asylum seekers, and the unemployment rate within this group is over 50%. On average it takes 20 years for refugees to reach the same employment level as nationals. Check out my free webinar where I share the secrets of successful nonprofit crowdfunding at http://crowdfundingforsocialgood.org.