Who we are
The MIT Refugee Action Hub (ReACT) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology is a program whose mission is to identify, convene, and cultivate ideas, solutions and research about best practices that enable education, livelihoods and prosperity of refugee and forcibly displaced communities learners and communities worldwide.
Opening up education to employment pathways for refugee communities through digital learning
Identifying, curating and cultivating new spaces of collaboration and risk-taking to address critical gaps in the field
Convening diverse public and private stakeholders to address systems change in refugee education
Being part of a multidisciplinary international team, I've learnt of the different ways one can incorporate leadership and entrepreneurship skills into their day to day jobs, at the same time helping me develop new collaboration methods based on the working style of each individual.Rund Wadi
I was seen for who I am without formal proof or requirements to show your hard copy diploma evaluated by some other agency. And this fact that I’ve been seen for just being there… gives me hope that not everything is lost. It’s possible to succeed, there’s a chance.Pavel Ilin
“I know firsthand that a good education is the ticket to a better life.”
Dr. Admir Masic, Faculty Founder MIT Refugee Action Hub, MIT NET & ReACT Advisor
Dr. Admir Masic
Dr. Lana Cook
MIT ReACT is brought to different parts of the world thanks to our financial supporters and advisors, who believe that education and workforce development is the best tool to help upskill communities worldwide.
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Migration Summit addresses education and workforce development in displacement
“Refugees can change the world with access to education,” says Alnarjes Harba, a refugee from Syria who recently shared her story at the 2022 Migration Summit — a first-of-its-kind, global convening to address the challenges that displaced communities face in accessing education and employment.
Opening the global digital economy to refugees
As we emerge from a global pandemic, we have seen an evolution of attitudes toward the digital economy and the promises it holds for employment opportunities. What might this frontier space of technology-enabled employment offer for the millions of refugees and forcibly displaced persons looking for livelihoods and prosperity?
MIT Integrated Learning Initiative names third annual grant recipients
The MIT Integrated Learning Initiative (MITili) awards nearly $200K to innovative MIT research on the science of learning and learning effectiveness.
This program has brought to me my life. MIT ReACT has been a gateway for my life because I’ve never thought about such an opportunity as a refugee in Uganda. I’m so grateful to be one of the MIT ReACT Alumni now and be connected to my colleagues here.Justin Paluku Refugee from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, based in Uganda - MIT ReACT 2021 Alumnus