Student Profile | Amisi Jospin Hassan
MIT REFUGEE ACTION HUB (MIT ReACT)
While participating in the MIT ReACT‘s CDS program, Amisi Jospin Hassan, a learner who wanted to share his knowledge about data science and artificial intelligence with others in the Dzaleka Refugee Camp and surrounding villages in Malawi, co-founded the Africa Deep Artificial Intelligence (ADAI) Circle. The mission of ADAI Circle is to uplift marginalized communities, by fostering economic development through education and access to technology. The organization now has a brick-and-mortar location that’s part coworking space, electronic lab, computer lab, gaming space, and more, where they provide mentorship for youth and other consulting.
Hassan presented on ADAI Circle during the ReACT graduation ceremony and shared in his end-of-program reflection that the MIT Innovation Leadership Bootcamp, which kicked off the CDS program, gave him not only the tools but the confidence to push for the development of ADAI Circle. He also credits the ReACT classes and workshops with helping him “to understand that the world is changing every day, and data scientists are in a higher demand today in various companies. For this reason, I decided to expand and share the knowledge that I acquired with my fellow refugees and [the] surrounding village.
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