Over the course of the Refugee Education Challenge, we'll be featuring highlights of contributions from each of our themed mission areas. Let's take a look at the education initiatives and innovations that have been inspiring our global community this week!
Mission 1: Teaching Approaches
Three Surprisingly Simple Techniques – Teachers working in International Rescue Committee (IRC) schools are using creative, low-cost approaches to reach refugee students.
Mission 2: Learning Spaces
The Bamboo School – In addition to providing free private education, the Bamboo School is also a community service hub with micro-funding for families and vocational training for rural teachers.
Mission 3: Adult Education
Empowering Urban Refugees – The YARID program in Uganda empowers refugees to be self-reliant through literacy classes, life skills, and vocational training.
Mission 4: Skill Exchange
Resources as a Service – SharED will plan to bring the sharing economy to preschools in low income communities by enabling schools to exchange educational resources and knowledge.
Mission 5: Student Wellbeing
Adjusting to School in a Foreign Land – A Syrian family in Jordan shares their perspective of adapting to life as refugees in a new country.
Mission 6: What's Missing?
The Girl's Empowerment Project – Heshima Kenya provides a spectrum of care for one of the most overlooked populations: refugee girls and young women who have lost their caregivers.
Coming Next Week
Amplify Community Champions: Vestine Umubyeyi, Hassan Bashir, Fartun Abass and Daniel Christian.
As the Research phase draws to a close, we want to know: is there something about the context of refugee education that you still want to know more about? Next week we'll be featuring a Q&A, where the Amplify Team, our partners and our Community Champions in Kakuma will answer your questions and share insights. Send us your thoughtful prompts to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject heading "Research Phase Q&A."