“The course changed the way I think. Before I saw problems, now I see opportunities!”

Amala Student

(on the Social Entrepreneurship Pilot Course)

What makes Amala different?

Blended learning

Courses are delivered through a combination of online (40%) and in-person (60%) classes. This allows for more flexibility for students with other obligations.

Modular programme

Students have the freedom to choose between enrolling in individual modules or the entire diploma program made up of 12 modules, each being 100 hours.


Wider age range

Many refugee students have missed out on some or even all of their high school education. So Amala applications are open to 16-25 year olds.

Local partners

Instead of building new classrooms, Sky School partners with existing organisations. Facilitators are then trained by Sky School to deliver the courses.

What courses do Amala offer?

Where are Amala’s learning hubs?

  • Amaan, Jordan
  • Athens, Greece
  • Thessaloniki, Greece
  • Kakuma Refugee Camp, Kenya
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Beqaa Valley, Lebanon
  • Cox’s Bazaar, Bangladesh


How does Amala develop its courses?

Amala mainly develops its courses through curriculum hackathons. Curriculum hackathons are two-day curriculum building events bringing together refugees, educators and students from around the world.

But the hackathon is really just the beginning. It is about bringing together many ideas and developing the skeleton of the course. From there, course leaders volunteer more of their time to compile a draft that can be proofread by others.

Read an Amala Student Group member’s reflections on participating in Amala curriculum hackathons here.