The mission of the Lual Mayen Foundation is to empower refugees through technology, restore hope, and shine a light on the hardships for refugees around the world through education and employment.
At the end of 2019, there were nearly 80 million displaced people around the world according to UNHCR. Among them are 26 million refugees, of which 50 percent are under the age of 18.
Millions of stateless people are often forced to travel long distances through dangerous conditions in the hope of finding a place of refuge as they wait to return to their life, or relocate to build a different one. Even when they arrive in the temporary camps and settlements designed for this purpose, refugees often still lack access to many basic services such as education, employment, healthcare, and freedom of movement.
Nearly 3.7 million refugee children are out of school worldwide. Meanwhile, refugees face limited job opportunities, both inside and outside of camps. As the world becomes more and more connected—and dependent upon that connectivity—the humanitarian sector and those it serves have been largely left out.
Globally, refugees are 50 percent less likely than the general population to have an Internet capable phone. While 20 percent of rural refugees have no access to connectivity, urban refugees often have access but cannot afford to get online.
At a time when nearly 1 person is displaced every two seconds, the work of the Lual Mayen Foundation is more important than ever.
The symbol incorporated into the logo is the Adinkra symbol “Hwehwemudua”. Hwehwemudua means
symbol of examination and quality control
This symbol stresses the need to strive for the best quality, whether in production of goods or in human endeavors.