ONEDU is an online education platform to empower people. The first course is the Midwife Refugee Kit, an E-Learning tool for midwives working with asylum seeking families. The 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.
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 vision of Onedu came out of a lack of appealing further education and the project managers of ONEDU saw the unique opportunity to combine the knowledge from their 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. ONEDU has the aim to create a new way of learning and teaching soft skills, through innovative e-learning tools that uses diverse didactical methods for online education.
ONEDU has 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 the BA thesis of the project managers. This knowledge in e-learning-tool building means that the members of ONEDU are able to build the tool on their own and don’t have to rely on outside companies to produce games, graphics, tests and so on. The videomaterial (including animations) will be produced together with jantofilms. A a lean start-up cicle was coducted for the MVP (minimal vival product) to find out what are the needs of potenial customers. Now the actual e-learning has to be designed, implemented and marketed. The content is continuously adapted, and new collaborations with experts in the different fields, such as specialists in trauma-treatment, experts in discrimination etc. will be created. The plan is 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. There is an existing agreement to become part of the official further education catalogue of the SHV (Schweizerischer Hebammenverband) as a market entry strategy. The first e-learning is going to be sold to midwives in Switzerland, later adapted for the German and Austrian market and then to other professions. Also ONEDU plans to provide ongoing courses. Such as E-Learnings for birth workers on care for LGBTQI* families, stillbirth or palliative care support and courses for a broader audience on female health.
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Last update to this project presentation 16.09.2021