We are ONEDU, an online education platform to empower people. Our first course is the Midwife Refugee Kit, an E-Learning tool for midwives working with asylum seeking families. In a more and more globalized world in which people move more frequently, hospitals are confronted with an influx of people from different places and different backgrounds. Understanding and meeting the needs of every individual, in a setting where cost reduction and economics put enormous pressure on medical staff is a difficult task. Midwifery furthermore has a lot of inherent challenges, a variety of needs, guidelines, work processes as well as great social and emotional commitment. Work ethics demand a non judgmental treatment of all families.
The further education tool is intended to encourage midwives to think about their own pictures. It tries to find other, new ways of dealing with difficult situations, shows how to dive into research, how to find easy applicable answers and to learn about ones own upbringing, privileges and belief systems. It gives health professionals valuable insights into the Swiss asylum system and rich practical tools to deal with transcultural interactions and trauma sensitive treatment in everyday work.
The learning units deal with the following topics in a playful and interactive way: holistic and person-centered care, «culture», transcultural competence, the most common countries of immigration, prevailing power structures, individual background of family members, relationship between family and midwife, FGC/FGM, trauma-sensitive work and dealing with inequality and racism.
Was ist das Besondere an diesem Projekt?
The vision of Onedu came out of a lack of appealing further education and we saw the unique opportunity to combine the knowledge from our former studies with birthwork. Patricia Frei is a midwife & filmmaker and Lynn Huber a midwife & anthropologist. Both are part of Artemis, a group of gynecologists and midwives giving courses on female health and birth to asylum seeking families. We want to create a new way of learning and teaching soft skills, through an innovative e-learning tool that uses diverse didactical methods for online education.
Inspired by the work with Artemis we wrote our BA thesis, the concept for the “Midwife-Refugee-Kit”. After being awarded with the highest grade in June 2019, we founded an association (ONEDU), created a homepage and a business plan. We won a support program from ZHAW (Runway Startup Incubator) and started the process of developing a prototype with the chosen author-tool based on the already existing content, concept and storyboard from our BA thesis. This knowledge in e-learning-tool building means we are able to build the tool on our own and don’t have to rely on outside companies to produce games, graphics, tests and so on. The videomaterial (including animations) we will produce together with jantofilms. We conducted a lean start-up cicle for our MVP (minimal vival product) to find out what are the needs of our customers. Now the actual e-learning has to be designed, implemented and marketed. We will continue to work on the content, search and find experts in the different fields, such as specialists in trauma-treatment, experts in discrimination etc. We plan to enter the market with the first part of the tool in autumn 2021. The second part of the education shall be released at the beginning of 2022. We already have an agreement to become part of the official further education catalogue of the SHV (Schweizerischer Hebammenverband) as a market entry strategy. We will start with selling our first e-learning to midwives in Switzerland, later adapt it for the German and Austrian market and then to other professions. After that ONEDU plans to provide ongoing courses not necessarily only on midwifery subjects.
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Letzte Aktualisierung dieser Projektdarstellung 10.02.2021