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Refugee Education Weekly Highlights – April 17, 2015

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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 with the subject heading "Research Phase Q&A."

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