Frequently asked questions

This website is a portal, or gateway, to the free online courses and learning materials that are available through the Second Chance programme. It is like a library front-window, displaying some of the materials and giving a flavour of what’s inside. Anyone, anywhere, is welcome to use it, whether or not you are enrolled in the Second Chance programme.

The portal connects you to courses and resources held in the ‘Kolibri library’ of each of the pilot countries. Kolibri is a learning platform, or system, that makes a library of learning materials available offline. Each country’s Kolibri library contains materials that have been selected as potentially relevant to Second Chance women. It includes materials that are sourced or created locally, for example those produced by local partners in the Second Chance programme.

The Kolibri library is available offline in the women’s centres where women meet and training takes place. It is available online through this website.

Look out for more locally produced material over 2020–2021!
UN Women’s Second Chance Education and Vocational Training programme gives a second chance to young women who have missed out on education. Through local organisations, it offers face-to-face training, support with learning, and help with getting back into formal education.

It gives access to courses and learning materials both online (through this website) and offline (in women’s centres). It helps women in their efforts to earn income by making sure their learning is linked to local earning opportunities.

The programme is in a pilot phase until 2021 in six countries: Australia, Cameroon, Chile, India, Jordan and Mexico.

Read more about the programme on the About page.
No. You can browse freely to see what’s available. If you decide to take a course or read or watch a resource, you will need to register and create an account. This means that you have a record of your progress. It also helps us find out how many people are using the courses, which courses are most popular and whether we are offering the courses most needed.

Registering here does not mean that you are enrolled in the programme.

To take a course or read or watch any of the resources, you need an account. Having an account opens the door to the ‘Kolibri library’ and means you have a record there of your progress.

It also helps us find out how many people are using the courses, which courses are most popular and whether we are offering the courses most needed.

We do not ask for personal data. We do not share any information you give us with anyone else.
Each of the six countries in the pilot programme (from 2018 to 2021) have their own site, which you can select from the dropdown box at the top of the page. There is also a ‘Global’ site, which allows you to browse the learning materials in the Kolibri library organised by language.
When creating an account, you need to first choose the country so that your account is set up for the right site. If your interest is not in a specific country and you want to explore the resources more generally, create an account for the Global.

Your account is only for the country or site you have chosen. If you want to take a course on any of the other country sites, or on the Global site, you will need to create another account.
You can browse and use the learning materials on this site whether or not you are enrolled in the Second Chance Education programme.

You can browse and look at the materials on offer here without having to sign in. However, to take a course or read or watch any of the resources, you need an account. Having an account opens the door to the library of resources and means you have a record there of your progress. It also helps us find out how many people are using the courses and whether we are offering the right ones.

When creating an account, you need to first choose the country so that your account is set up for the right site. If your interest is not in a specific country and you want to explore the resources more generally, choose the Global option.

Your account is only for the country or site you have chosen. If you want to take a course on any of the other country sites, or on the Global site, you will need to create another account.

Once you have an account, you can take however many courses you want.
You need an account to access the courses. Go to ‘Sign in’ to create one.

Each time you come to the website, start by signing in. Then select a course and click ‘Take this course’. The course will open in Kolibri in a new tab. When you have finished, close the course tab and return to the tab for this website.
Kolibri is an educational platform specially designed to work offline. It can be used in places where there is no internet or where connections are poor, such as in rural schools, refugee camps, orphanages, and training centres without WiFi. It can provide access to high-quality learning materials from all over the world, as well as to materials created locally. It also has tools that help students to learn and teachers to give support.

In the Second Chance programme, Kolibri has been set up to be used offline in many of the women empowerment hubs where training takes place. In order to serve those women who cannot be physically present at an empowerment hub, Kolibri can be accessed online, through this website.

Kolibri is developed and managed by Learning Equality, an education technology non-profit organisation based in San Diego, California.
A learning pathway is a collection of courses. When you open a learning pathway on this website, you will see the courses listed. To start, click ‘Take this course’ for the first course. The course will open in Kolibri in a new tab. When you have finished, close the tab and return to the learning pathway. Click ‘Take this course’ for the second course, and so on.

In other words, each time you finish a course in a learning pathway, you need to return to this website to take the next one.
Kolibri is a learning platform, or system, that makes a library of learning materials available offline. In the Second Chance programme, each country’s Kolibri library contains:
• materials from the wider Kolibri library that are potentially relevant to Second Chance women
• materials from other organisations that have agreed to share them with the Second Chance programme on Kolibri
• materials that are sourced or created locally by local partners in the Second Chance programme.

Look out for more locally produced material over 2020–2021!

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