The past few months have been busy for the Voices of Refugee Youth team! In April the Youth Researchers in Pakistan and Rwanda started the first online units of the Social Innovation Research and Analysis training programme. Due to Covid-19 restrictions the course content was converted to online delivery, with asynchronous content and live Zoom sessions with instructors. We worked with John Carroll University and Centreity to develop the online content and accreditation for the course. You can find out more about the course on the Our Training Programme page.

The Youth Researchers in Rwanda worked on Unit 2 of the training programme. They learned about how to collect qualitative data through key informant interviews and focus group discussions.

The Youth Researchers in Pakistan engaged with Unit 3 of the training programme, which focused on data analysis methods and how to interpret analysis and present findings.

The Jigsaw and REUK team had a lot of fun working with both cohorts of Youth Researchers during the live lessons, practice sessions, observations and office hours.

Once the teaching finished for both units, the Youth Researchers worked on finishing their assignments. These included keeping a journal of reflections during the course and undertaking practice analysis assignments.

At the present time the Youth Researchers are undertaking the next phase of data collection with secondary and higher education students in Pakistan and Rwanda. Check back here soon for blog posts exploring their experiences of online training and perspectives on data collection!