The crisis in Syria has left millions of people in need of life’s essentials. One of them being education as tons of students are left without guidance to continue their college education. Luckily, there are colleges and universities around the world who are willing to lend a helping hand by providing affected students opportunities to continue their education.
As useful as these resources are, they are scattered across many sites and databases that make it hard to monitor and apply. This is where Lorna comes in. Lorna collects all the reputable scholarship opportunities from these institutions, and provides a one stop shop to browse and apply for scholarships.
Leveraging Messenger chatbots.
Looking at our data, it was clear that a chat assistant could be the right fit for this audience. Our interviewees were spending a lot of time in messaging apps, why not build a product where they already are. So we developed Lorna, a virtual assistant that gathers information about our students and recommends scholarship opportunities.