Category: Toolbox


This toolbox aims to support the work of refugee community based organizations by providing them with links to useful services online. If you are managing a community based organisation and you would like to request a training to use those services, please get in touch with our team at contact@urban-refugees.org

Communications

SMS UP
SMS Up can be thought of as a What’s App by SMS. It enables users to share time sensitive information and to self organize easily using an SMS distribution list that does not require an internet connection.

www.smsup.weebly.com/

FIRECHAT
FireChat is a messaging app that uses peer-to-peer mesh networking technology to connect people and mobile devices even when no Internet connection or mobile data service is available.

http://opengarden.com/firechat/

REFUNITE
Refunite helps reconnect refugee families across the globe with missing loved ones through an online platform (also accessible on mobile phones).

www.refunite.org

WHAT’S APP
WhatsApp Messenger is a messaging app available for Android and other smartphones that uses phone’s Internet connection to message and call people.

www.whatsapp.com

VIBER
Viber is an instant messaging app that also allows users to exchange images, video and audio media messages.

www.viber.com

3hkPsMFk_400x400SKYPE
Skype provides video chat and voice calls from computers via the Internet to other computers.

www.skype.com

Twitter_logo_blueTWITTER
Twitter is an online social networking service that enables users to send and read short 140-character messages called “tweets”.

www.twitter.com

FACEBOOK
Facebook is a free social networking website that allows registered users to create profiles, upload photos and video, send messages and keep in touch with friends.

www.facebook.com

Hangouts-LogoGOOGLE HANGOUTS
Google Hangouts enable people to discuss together remotely using group video calls for free.
www.google.com/hangouts

INSTAGRAM
Instagram is an online mobile photo-sharing, video-sharing, and social networking service that enables its users to take pictures and videos, and share them on a variety of social networking platforms, such as Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and Flickr.

www.instagram.com

GOOGLE TRANSLATE
Google translate is a free online language translation service that instantly translates text and web pages.

www.whatsapp.com

BING TRANSLATOR
Bing Translator enables users to instantly translate texts from one language to another with Bing Translator.

www.bing.com/translator

duolingoDUOLINGO
Duolingo offers free language instruction and enables anyone to learn languages for free.
www.duolingo.com

logo-1MAILCHIMP
Mailchimp enables users to send newsletters to their contacts. The newsletters are pre-designed. The service is free until 12 000 mail sent to less than 2000 contacts.

www.mailchimp.com

Management

logo_04-1ASANA
Asana enables teams within an organization to work without email, sharing a single dashboard.

www.asana.com

basecamp-logo-for-fluidBASECAMP
BASECAMP is an online project management text that includes documents, to-do lists, time tracking and facilitates file sharing and discussions.

www.basecamp.com

wunderlistWUNDERLIST
Wunderlist enable users to create lists and share them with other users.

www.wunderlist.com

DOODLE
Doodle simplifies the process of scheduling events, meetings, appointments, etc by enabling users to create polls.

www.doodle.com/

SURVEY MONKEY
Survey Monkey enables users to create and publish online surveys in minutes, and view results graphically and in real time.

www.surveymonkey.com

Dropbox-logoDROPBOX
Dropbox is a file management tool used for file sharing and collaboration.

www.dropbox.com

HIGHTAIL
Hightail enables users to securely share files and folders with anyone from any device.

www.hightail.com

google-drive-logoGOOGLE DOCS
Google docs enable users to create and share documents online with others.
https://docs.google.com/

GOOGLE MAPS
Google maps is a web mapping that offers satellite imagery, street maps, 360° panoramic views of streets.

Www.google.com/maps

CONVERTER PLUS
Converter Plus is a unit converter with very extensive list of currencies and units in hundreds of categories.

www.trancreative.com/iphone/converterplus/

LINKED IN
Linkedin enables users to manage their professional identity, build and engage with their professional network and access professional opportunities.

www.linkedin.com/

Advocacy

ASYLUM ACCESS REFUGEE RIGHTS TOOLKIT
The Asylum Access Refugee Rights Toolkit is an open access online platform which seeks to develop the leadership capacity of refugee rights leaders toward the end of replicating the Asylum Access model in different local contexts. It is aimed at people setting up or managing refugee rights initiatives anywhere in the world.

www.refugeerightstoolkit.org

change_org_logo_detailCHANGE.ORG
Change.org enable users to create petitions for free.

www.change.org

AVAAZ
Avaaz is a campaigning community enabling users to sign or create petitions online.

www.avaaz.org/

ACT.LY
Act.ly is an online tool for creating Twitter petitions. People can sign petitions by retweeting it.

www.twitter.com/actly

Education / Courses

ACUMEN + COURSES
+Acumen online free courses aim to equip emerging change leaders with the tools to change the way the world tackles poverty and build a world based on dignity.
www./plusacumen.org/courses

courseraCOURSERA
Coursera is a for-profit educational technology company that offers massive open online courses.
www.coursera.org

khanKHAN ACADEMY
Khan Academy is a non-profit educational organization created to provide a free, world-class education. Micro lectures are available in the form of YouTube videos.
www.khanacademy.org

EDX.ORG
EdX offers free online courses and classes.
www.edx.org

OPEN UNIVERSITY
The Open University offers flexible part-time study, supported distance and open learning for undergraduate and postgraduate courses and qualifications.
www.open.ac.uk

WORLD READER
Worldreader provides e-books to people in low-income countries via Kindles in schools and libraries and Java-enabled and Android phones and tablets.
www.worldreader.org

RUMIE
Rumie brings free educational content to the world’s underprivileged children through low cost technology.
www.rumie.org

(1.) URBAN REFUGEES is providing those links for convenience and for informational purposes only.

(2.) URBAN REFUGEES is not responsible for the content and services offered by these providers.


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