Jun 15, 2018

A class of ten nations – meet the learners on the 1 English pilot project

1 English is a nine-month, free to attend, and certified English language learning project, run by the One Humanitarian Hub, at The Digital Hub in Dublin 8.

1 English is a One Humanitarian Hub initiative of the One Foundation and is being delivered in partnership with The Digital Hub. Participants of 1 English – a combination of employed and unemployed EU citizens, non-EU asylum seekers, and refugees – are developing their English skills for work and study.


Classes have been taking place at The Digital Hub, three days a week, since September 2017. In June, the students will sit their exams and be awarded a Cambridge qualification.


We recently interviewed some of the participants and you can watch the video here:

The Digital Hub supports the One Humanitarian Hub, by providing a classroom, and supporting the promotion of 1 English to eligible participants in both our local community and wider network. One Humanitarian Hub’s Portfolio Manager also avails of a desk at The Digital Hub’s office space.

About One Humanitarian Hub

The One Humanitarian Hub is a One Foundation Ireland initiative.

The One Humanitarian Hub was established in 2017 with the mission/goals/objectives to research and showcase best practice humanitarian projects.  Their current activities include 1 English and UNICEF Innovation quarterly showcase. One Foundation is a private philanthropic fund based in Dublin, Ireland and is registered as a charity with the Irish Charities Regulatory Authority (CHY14865).

One of the foundation’s aims is to significantly improve the life chances of refugees and migrants by supporting leading non-profit organisations. The One Foundation is founded on strong business principles and believes that ‘active philanthropy’ can be a powerful way to generate long term solutions to issues facing refugees and migrants today.  This means that the One Foundation invests funds, skills, technical supports, and other resources in non-profit organisations that share its vision to help them make a step change in impact