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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

Hi Klara,
First, thank you very much for commenting on my idea and for your intention to connect. I am very much sure we can work together towards your activity for a teacher support network in refugee camps. I assure you, this will make a very big impact. We can always connect when you have time. My work email is muz.welongo@savicafrica.org, Skype: muzabel.welongo.

Thank you once again.

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