There are over 79.5 million forcibly displaced people worldwide; this is the largest refugee crisis in modern history, surpassing even World War II. Even though the United States leads the world in refugee resettlement capacity. It still takes an average of 7 years for a refugee to become self-sufficient, causing stress for both those who are resettled and the communities that welcome them.


One Digital World empowers refugees and asylum seekers worldwide by using technology to connect them with education and equipment essential to integration and self-reliance in a new country and culture.  We do this by setting up computer labs inside refugee camps and migrant shelters and teaching our curriculum which aligns with UNESCO framework to achieve the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all.

Graduates may earn certifications from Typing.com and Microsoft.

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Our Team
Devon - ODW Volunteer

Bill Hammond, IT Support Specialist

Bill is currently studying Linguistics and Computer Science at SDSU. He loves helping students navigate their journey to digital literacy.

Mike Clodfelter, Monitoring &

Evaluation Data Analyst

Masters in Business Administration from San Diego State University. Focused on using his skill to change the world and help those in need. Avid bike rider and organic gardener.

Thiare Mancilla-Gripka, Instructor

Originally from Chile, Thiare has developed her college education at Missouri State University to become a teacher. Her goal is to help students through computer literacy as well as an ESL classes.


Andres Ceballos, ESL Instructor

Andres started teaching languages at a very young as it was something he felt was needed for people who move to other countries. His way of helping others is to share his knowledge so that more people have opportunities to thrive in their new circumstances.

Rene Mendes, IT Technician

Inspired by his Mexican family members to use his software and hardware knowledge to benefit asylum seekers in Mexico.

Marisa Perez, Computer Instructor

A graduate from UC San Diego, Marisa majored in Sociology and Political Science, with a passion for migrant rights and sharing knowledge.

Casey Myers - ODW Founder & Executive Director

Casey Myers Doane, Executive Director

Her work in European refugee camps inspired Casey to use technology to empower self-reliance and connection. 

Masters in Social Innovation focused on Human Rights from University of San Diego

Bachelors in Psychology with a minor in Social Work from San Diego State University

Christina Kauffman, ESL Instructor

CK has taught ESL for 13 years to farm workers, refugees, asylum seekers, and non-immigrant professionals. She recently moved to El Paso, Texas from Washington, DC in order to be closer to the US/Mexican border and teaches migrants in Tijuana.

Claudia Ochoa Cabrero, Instructor & Executive Assistant

Claudia Ochoa is a passionate teacher from Mexico. She has taught two Digital Literacy courses to asylum seekers in Tijuana, Mexico and could not be more proud to be a part of their life journey.

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