Kwado: Bringing “oneness” to refugee camps
Published Friday, August 31, 2018 3:21PM MDT
When Francis Duahn was just 12 years old, war broke out in his home country of Liberia, making refugees of him and his brother. For the next 15 years, Duahn struggled to find food, stable shelter, and work. Now a master’s graduate of the University of Calgary, he’s using that experience to help others in the same predicament. Kwado is a web-based job-matching platform, designed to connect employers and daily labourers in refugee camps. The word means “oneness,” which is the same thing Duahn wants to achieve between host countries and those who are seeking asylum there.