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Muzabel commented on Teacher Support Network: Website & Magazine

Hi Klara,
Your idea is really wonderful. I have been in Kakuma since 2010, until this year when I now spend most of my time in Nairobi for studies. I run a local NGO in Kakuma (www.savicafrica.org), and I would be happy to work together to develop your idea.
Some considerations for your idea;
- Most refugees (students and teachers) in the world are faced with educational problems, whereby they have to adopt the curriculum of the host country, which might be different from their home education systems. For instance, in Kenya, Malawi, and Uganda, refugees are required to follow the host countries' curriculum, which reduces the quality of teacher because refugees are the ones teaching. Refugees in Tanzania have an advantage because they are allowed to follow their home systems (I know about Congolese and Burundians who have lived in Tanzania).
- Most refugee camps have a very limited access to the internet, therefore I suggest more resources be invested on printed materials.

I hope we will connect for more talk.

With kind regards,

Muz

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Muzabel commented on MOOC LEARNING CENTER IN KAKUMA REFUGEE CAMP.

Dear Dan,
This is such a beautiful and new solution to our multinational communities of Kakuma. Having people from more than 14 countries, who together can be classified into more than 400 ethnic groups and thus speaking different languages, I see a great need for a program that will increase multi-cultural cohesion among refugees in Kakuma.
I believe together with SAVIC, we can make this initiative more relevant so that you can also be reaching our students in our different SAVIC (www.savicafrica.org) centers. Young people need to work together in a peaceful understanding, regardless of our cultural difference. This MOOC project is the perfect solution and I great support your idea.

All the best!

Muzabel

@SimonDevine
Hi Simon, I am happy to here that you have programs running in Kakuma. I visited my organization three weeks ago, and the challenges of overcrowding and limited buildings is seemingly increasing. First there is a bigger number of children and young people out of school now because of limited facilities. Second, even those who get chance to be registered in school face a bigger challenges of 1:200 teacher to learner ratio in most schools, not to mention the mabati-built temporary classes which generate more heat to the normal heat of Kakuma.
I have loved to view your contribution, and I will try my best to come up with a good comment.

Regards,

Muzabel