Ignatius is from Nigeria. He has over 6 years of experience in community development where he works with students and vulnerable people.


Hello Ignatius! How did you hear about the e-learning platform Kaya, and which courses did you take?

I learnt about Kaya in 2018 after searching online for development related learning. I wanted to align my work with international best practices and Kaya gave me the opportunity. Since I started using it, I have not stopped learning through this platform.

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion provided me with essential awareness around equality, diversity and inclusion practices especially during emergency responses. Wellness and Resilience for Frontline Workers and Managers allowed me to build my wellbeing capability and improved my skills for managing stress and increasing resilience. Psychological First Aid for Children exposed me to steps and concepts involved in providing help and support to distressed children. Safeguarding Essentials meant I understood the importance of safeguarding, the standards of conduct required, and how to recognise and report safeguarding issues in development settings.

What did you most enjoy during the courses?

I enjoyed the course materials because they are honestly rich in information. The mode of presentation and the animations make learning very easy.

Did the courses have an impact on your daily job/career?

Of course, my work approaches have really changed tremendously. Everyone on my team have confirmed that to me.

What would you say are the greatest challenges surrounding humanitarian learning today?

Until recently, humanitarian learning was restricted to only a handful of people involved with reputable international NGOs. I could recall when I approached an organisation for an opportunity to learn, they turned down my request. But now I can learn from the comfort of my bedroom, whenever I want. Sometimes, even if you have the opportunity, you either are exposed to half or biased information. But Kaya have changed the story completely.

What can organisations like the Academy do to support the sector to overcome these challenges?

We hope Kaya continues to be free so that many others can benefit. Thank you Kaya for the knowledge and opportunity, you are indeed changing the lives of many. Keep the flag flying!

Ignatius

Until recently, humanitarian learning was restricted to only a handful of people involved with reputable international NGOs. I could recall when I approached an organisation for an opportunity to learn, they turned down my request. But now I can learn from the comfort of my bedroom, whenever I want. Sometimes, even if you have the opportunity, you either are exposed to half or biased information. But Kaya have changed the story completely.” – Ignatius

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CommunitycontextualisationcoursesDiversityelearningEqualityhumanitarianhumanitarian learningKayaLearnlearningNigeriaonline coursesResilienceSafeguardingskillswellness
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