Education

The Education department aims to increase access to quality education delivered in a safe space for refugee children. We believe that education provides protection and is the best possible tool to help refugees access equal opportunities.

By working in solidarity with community-run organisations, schools, national and international education bodies we are successfully able to deliver pioneering programmes to thousands of students across East Africa. We achieve this through school sponsorship, scholarship programmes, extra-curricular activities, teacher trainings and using innovative pedagogical approaches that enhance children’s learning opportunities in urban and settlement settings.

Our Impact

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Children sponsored to go to school
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Schools we are working with to improve the quality of learning for refugee students
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Children learning hubs across East Africa

Updates on Education

  • Young refugees learning game design with Nairobi Play

    Nairobi Play supports refugee youth in Nairobi and Kakuma with skills on computational thinking, basic programming and intercultural competency. Read below to find out more.

    25 January 2019
  • Sponsor a ‘house’ and support us in our mission in 2019

    Some of our top achieving students in Kenya NEED YOUR SUPPORT. Due to funding cuts we are unable to continue to pay for their school fees for the year ahead. These are students who are in the TOP 1.5% of their years in academic performance. Read more about how you, your friends and family can get involved.

    22 January 2019
  • Teachers for Teachers training in Imvepi Refugee Settlement

    Our Uganda Education team provided training workshops to 29 Primary School teachers at Imvepi Refugee Settlement this month. It was a rewarding experience for our team and the refugee community to learn from each other.

    10 October 2018
  • Construction of our newest community hub kicks off in Imvepi, Uganda

    In response to the huge influx of South Sudanese refugees crossing the border into northern Uganda in 2017 we are proud to share that we have received funding to build a children’s learning hub in Imvepi Refugee Settlement. Young refugees in the settlement face a number of challenges with accessing education – limited schools and

    19 July 2018