Refugee Online Education

The Refugee Online Education (ROLE) programme is a shared project between New Horizon – Athlone Refugee and Asylum Seeker Support and Athlone Institute of Technology.

The ROLE gateway to learning resources is now open .

If you are interested in joining this program please email us.

More information

This programme offers adult asylum seekers resident on the Athlone Direct Provision site free access to Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC) in a wide range of subjects.

It offers assistance with study and career planning and an educational infrastructure providing:

  • Library access
  • Computer and internet access
  • Mentors for specific study areas
  • Financial assistance to complete certified MOOCs
  • Financial assistance towards achieving high-school level certification

Mentored online courses are offered in the following subjects:

  • English language
  • Mathematics
  • Information Technology

On satisfactory completion of appropriate levels of these programs further mentored study opportunities will be offered in the following fields:

  • Science
  • Humanities
  • Business
  • Engineering