Quizrr x IOM

June 16, 2020

PRESS RELEASE

This online training tool provides pre-employment and on-the-job app-based learning to migrant workers from Cambodia, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, and Myanmar and is expected to reach at least 1,000 migrants in Thailand during the pilot phase. It aims to educate both workers and their managers on their basic rights and responsibilities, with a focus on the importance of ethical recruitment, and ways to put these principles into practice. 

The training is interactive and contains short films that are designed to help migrants to easily gain and retain information about their rights and responsibilities, occupational safety and health and workplace dialogue. Workers consolidate their learning by answering questions on the different topics. The total training time is one hour. The training is now available in Khmer, Myanmar, Thai and Laotian, and with voice support in each language.

 

“The application offers an engaging learning module, covering employment practices, workplace policies, workplace dialogue, and management practices. A highlight of the updated version of the app is a new module providing information on COVID-19 in all four languages,” said Sofie Nordström, founder and Deputy Chief Executive Officer at Quizrr, the Sweden-based technology company that developed the learning the platform.

“In these uncertain times, information on employment rights and ethical practices is more important than ever and everyone needs proper knowledge on how to stay safe and healthy, and how to prevent spreading COVID-19. By collaborating with IOM and other relevant organizations we can add COVID-19 related information in the app not only for migrant workers from neighbouring countries in Thailand, but also for workers in China and Bangladesh” explained Ms Nordstrom.

Besides benefiting migrants, the application will help employers by providing a dashboard to measure the training results, benchmark performance and take action based on real data disaggregated by gender and nationality. Employers can use this data to arrange for more targeted training to suit the needs of their migrant employees, filling in any information or knowledge gaps according to the training results.

In 2019, IOM piloted this application and has received positive responses from both employers and migrant workers. Currently, this online training is being piloted at a Post-Arrival Center for migrant workers in Mae Sot, Tak province as well as 17 factories and training locations across Thailand.

 

“Our assessments have found that important information regarding basic labour rights and workplace procedures are often inaccessible to migrant workers. Most migrant workers are unaware of their rights. We hope that this innovative and comprehensive online training will offer greater access to important information for all migrant workers. Information is essential to ensuring migrants can better exercise their rights, and access to protection, support and services. Quizrr is a great way to acquire not only information but also soft skills like negotiation and teamwork.” IOM Thailand Chief of Mission Dana Graber Ladek concluded.

The application was developed as part of IOM’s Poverty Reduction through Safe Migration, Skills Development and Enhanced Job Placement in Cambodia, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Myanmar and Thailand (PROMISE), a regional programme led by IOM and funded by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC). The objective of the programme is to define a clear pathway to promote better employment opportunities and working conditions for migrants, especially women from Cambodia, Lao PDR and Myanmar (CLM), through safe migration and skills development in partnership with the private sector, training institutions, civil society and governments.

For more information, please contact Sally Barber at IOM Thailand, Email: sbarber@iom.int or Pukchanok Pattanatabud at IOM Thailand, Email: ppattanatabu@iom.int. For more information about Quizrr please contact Sofie Nordström, sofie.nordstrom@quizrr.se.

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Henrik Enocksson, henrik.enocksson@quizrr.se   

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