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43: Remote Work Isn’t Just For Digital Nomads With Lorraine

Remote work and travel go hand in hand in the digital nomad lifestyle. People from different parts of the world are working together and companies seek talents from various corners of the world. Remote work isn’t just for the travel folks as it opens up the world for many people. We invited Lorraine, the co-founder of Na’amal, and she is specialized in remote work for refugees. It’s an eye-opening conversation sharing a new perspective on how remote work enables minority groups in this day and age where the workforce is becoming more digital. It also shows how business owners and organizations can play into it and that’s why we at Digital Nomads Daily wanted to bring you this special episode.

‘‘What’s the point of education if you can’t earn money to sustain your life? So I wanted to understand what the situation was for refugees in this context.”

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The future of remote work for refugees with Na’amal

Lorraine started working remotely way back in 2011 and at the time, she didn’t realize it because she was just doing her thing. Since her co-worker was based in Venezuela, they collaborated virtually via video calls and using shared documents in dropbox.

She continued her remote journey and works in many different things nowadays. She is a Digital Solutions Specialist for Finn Church Aid focused on refugees, doing research at Cambridge University and consulting.

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During her researches about refugees, she saw a massive gap and with that an opportunity to help refugees. Lorraine is a real go-getter and co-founded Na’amal, which is an initiative supporting refugees to work remotely.

In this episode, we learned that their a strong misconception about who refugees are. In fact, Lorraine shares that everyone could become a refugee. For example, due to the impact of climate change where people have been forced to flee their homes.

So it’s really hard to stereotype refugees. Interestingly, many refugees in today’s world have a degree and speak a second language like English. Digital media on platforms like YouTube and Netflix also contribute to the English language levels.

Na’amal prepares refugees for remote work by offering training and guidance in the remote job process. They also support their students with practicalities like documents and bank accounts so they can actually be hired once a job opportunity lands on their path.

The training is focused on soft skills in remote work environments and advanced digital skills like coding and UX/UI design. The training process typically takes around six months so they can enter the job market with confidence.

We are really excited about the future of Na’amal and its students. If you are a business owner or are looking for talent, we highly recommend getting in touch with Lorraine and her team. It’s initiatives like these that make a difference and at Digital Nomads Daily we love this way of giving back to other communities.

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Quick Links:

Find more information on the website via www.naamal.org and LinkedIn @naamal

Connect with her on LinkedIn via @Lorraine Charles

 

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